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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06182

Two of the three volcanoes forming Ross Island are seen in this aerial view from the west.  The summit crater of historically active Mount Erebus appears in the foreground, with glacier-covered 3230-m-high Mount Terror in the distance.  Mount Terror is a large basaltic shield volcano of Pleistocene age.  Numerous satellitic cinder cones and lava domes are scattered over its flanks.  The summit crater of Mount Erebus contains an active lava lake. Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).

Two of the three volcanoes forming Ross Island are seen in this aerial view from the west. The summit crater of historically active Mount Erebus appears in the foreground, with glacier-covered 3230-m-high Mount Terror in the distance. Mount Terror is a large basaltic shield volcano of Pleistocene age. Numerous satellitic cinder cones and lava domes are scattered over its flanks. The summit crater of Mount Erebus contains an active lava lake.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).


Erebus