Mount Discovery

Last updated on 19 April 2017

Mount Discovery is a conspicuous, isolated stratovolcano, lying at the head of McMurdo Sound and east of Koettlitz Glacier, overlooking the NW portion of the Ross Ice Shelf. It forms the center of a three-armed mass of which Brown Peninsula is one extension to the north; Minna Bluff is a second to the east; the third is Mount Morning to the west.

Discovered by the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901–04) and named for their expedition ship Discovery.

Topographic map of the Mount Discovery (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Mount Discovery
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Mount Discovery is located in Antarctica

See also


  1. ^ a b "Antarctica Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-09-05.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Discovery". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2016-04-30.


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