Ross Island


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Ross Island,

in the Ross SeaRoss Sea,
arm of the Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered in 1841 by Sir James Clark Ross, a British explorer. Ross Island with Mt. Erebus, an active volcano, is in the western part of the sea; Roosevelt Island is in the east.
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, AntarcticaAntarctica
, the fifth largest continent, c.5,500,000 sq mi (14,245,000 sq km), asymmetrically centered on the South Pole and almost entirely within the Antarctic Circle. Geology and Geography

Antarctica consists of two major regions: W Antarctica (c.
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, on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. Part of the Ross Dependency, the island is separated from Victoria Land by McMurdo Sound. Mt. ErebusErebus, 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. Ross and named for one of his two ships.
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, an active volcano, and Mt. Terror are on the island.

Ross Island

an island in the W Ross Sea: contains the active volcano Mount Erebus
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Nelson, "The James Ross Island Volcanic Group of northeast Graham Land," British Antarctic Survey Scientific Reports 54, 1966.
Measuring around 1,500 metres long and 500 metres wide, Glasser Glacier is located on James Ross Island and flows westward from a large ice dome on Lachman Crags.
While the ship anchors in or between the Antarctic Sound and James Ross Island, passengers will have the privileged opportunity to watch the penguins make their way to open water.
The archive of 52 celluloid negatives were taken at the expedition base camp of Cape Evans on Ross Island and show Scott's group preparing for their Terra Nova Expedition from Cardiff in 1911.
Infact you can plan an entire trip, trailing the laziest beaches starting from the North Bay Island, to Ross Island, then Viper Island before finishing the trail at Havelock.
Sunshine hits a pristine tower of ice on Ross Island in Antarctica.
PORTLAND - Divers found the body of a man who jumped from Portland's Ross Island bridge early Thursday.
Meanwhile, at Ross Island in Antarctica, Adelie penguins are struggling to feed themselves as melting sea ice breaks away into giant icebergs.
In 2008, researchers drilled an ice core from James Ross Island, off the northeastern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key brought back the rare 19th-century Scotch to Antarctic Heritage Trust officials at his country's base on Ross Island.
This typical Irish keep is built on a rocky outcrop on Ross Island by the shore of Lough Leane.
On his seven-week trip, Falcon will be working for the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust who are repairing the dilapidated hut, built on Ross Island at Cape Evans.