Mount Erebus


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Erebus, Mount,

volcanic peak, 12,280 ft (3,743 m) high, on Ross Island, in the Ross Sea, E Antarctica. One of the loftiest volcanoes of the world, it was discovered in 1841 by the British explorer James C. RossRoss, Sir James Clark,
1800–1862, British polar explorer and rear admiral. In 1818 he accompanied his uncle, Sir John Ross, in search of the Northwest Passage and commanded the Erebus.
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 and named for one of his two ships. It was climbed in 1908 by a party under a British geologist, T. W. E. DavidDavid, T. W. E.
(Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth), 1858–1935, Australian geologist and explorer, b. near Cardiff, Wales. David came to Australia in 1882 as an assistant geological surveyor. In 1891 he was appointed professor of geology and physical geography at the Univ.
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. It was last active in 1991 and is one of only three active volcanoes in Antarctica.
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Sai further said that his next plan is to explore Mount Erebus in Antarctica and then to do lava dive.
Most of the DNA from plants and animals that the researchers sampled from caves at Mount Erebus, one of the biggest volcanoes on Antarctica, could be found in other locations on the continent, but not all.
Crossing the Leverett Glacier to the Traverse, they passed the Trans-Antarctic Mountains and then skirted the smoking Mount Erebus volcano, which Shackleton had been the first man to climb in 1908.
Those who have seen Antarctica's Mount Erebus tell him that his paintings capture the iconic volcano far more accurately than any photograph.
Another entry shows a kangaroo snoozing in the sun at a Florida zoo and a third captures a scientist in an ice cave at Mount Erebus, Antarctica.
Wind-blown clouds of steam rise year-round from a lava lake atop Mount Erebus, the planet's southernmost active volcano.
The wreckage was seen by a United States search aircraft near Mount Erebus, not far from Scott Base in McMurdo Sound.
Above ground, crystal caverns ring the summit of Mount Erebus, the most southerly volcano.
Iserson immediately got permission from the research manager to accompany the helicopter on an "amazing" trip to the Mount Erebus volcano.
She combs the archives and reconstructs a compelling account of the 1979 crash of an Air New Zealand tourist flight on the slopes of Mount Erebus in which all 257 people on board were killed.
McMurdo stands on Ross Island, and therefore at the center of the landmarks that served as points of reference for the earliest expeditions: Observation Hill, an enormous and steeply graded mound rising out of the backside of town; Discovery Hut, the bleakest and coldest of British explorer Scott's shelters (unwisely modeled after houses built in the Australian outback); nearby Castle Rock, an ominous and rugged edifice sitting atop an area covert in its habit of covering up deadly crevasses; and, forty miles off, Mount Erebus, which emits a delicate plumage of gaseous activity while simultaneously existing as almost everyone's secret darling.