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Carlisle Island description and information


Official Name: Carlisle Island
Most Recent Activity:November 16, 1987
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 5315 ft (1620 m)
Latitude: 52.8906° N
Longitude:170.0576° W
CAVW Number:311230
Pronunciation: Sound file
Nearby towns:Nikolski 50 mi (80 km) NE
Unalaska 160 mi (258 km) NE
Atka 181 mi (291 km) SW
Akutan 196 mi (315 km) NE
Anchorage 945 mi (1520 km) NE
From Miller and others (1998) [1]: "Carlisle Island consists of a single symmetric cone, 1524 m high and 6.5 km in diameter at sea level; its steep upper slopes are generally snow-covered year round. Little is known about Carlisle volcano's structure and composition. The topography suggests that the lower slopes of Carlisle are slightly more irregular in form and more dissected by erosion than are the uppermost slopes. According to Sekora (1973) [2], the western margin of the island consists of a small plateau at an elevation of 50 m, suggesting that the Carlisle stratovolcano is constructed on an emergent marine terrace."
Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska, 1998
citation imageMiller, T. P., McGimsey, R. G., Richter, D. H., Riehle, J. R., Nye, C. J., Yount, M. E., and Dumoulin, J. A., 1998, Catalog of the historically active volcanoes of Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-0582, 104 p.
Download PDF title page PDF : 52
Download PDF intro and TOC PDF : 268 KB
Download PDF eastern part - Wrangell to Ukinrek Maars PDF : 972 KB
Download PDF central part - Chiginagak to Cleveland PDF : 2,463 KB
Download PDF western part - Carlisle to Kiska PDF : 956 KB
Download PDF references PDF : 43 KB

Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Wilderness Study Report, 1973
Sekora, P., 1973, Aleutian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Wilderness Study Report: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.

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