Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09101
Mount Melbourne towers above the ice shelf of the Ross Sea in Antarctica's Northern Victoria Land. The glaciated edifice contains a large number of scoria cones, lava domes, and viscous lava flows. Lava fields are exposed at the summit and upper flanks. Fumarolic activity has been observed and there are corresponding tephra layers within and on top of surrounding ice layers.
Photo by Arrigo Caserta, 2000 (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma).
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