# Dominance (geography)

diagram: Dominance of a mountain

under dominance one understands the radius of the area , which a mountain towers above in geography.

It concerns thus the distance of the summit of a mountain to a next higher point in the environment. A dominanter mountain is thus in a certain periphery the highest collection. In order to determine the dominance of a mountain “B”, one looks for therefore only the next higher mountain and then at this mountain the nähesten point of same height in purchase to “B”. Dominance is apart from the Schartenhöhe an important criterion, in order to classify a summit as independent mountain.

In the case of the course point (2962m) then z results. B. the following:

The next higher mountain is in this case of the Acherkogel (3007m) in the Stubaier alps. There one looks for now the point with a height of 2962m, which is appropriate for the course point next. Between this point and the summit of the course point one determines now the distance in air line, whereby arises here 24.6 km. The dominance of the course point is thus 24.6 km, i.e. it is in a periphery of 24,6 km the highest collection.