Mount Discovery

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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.

MountDiscoveryMap
Topographic map of the Mount Discovery (1:250,000 scale) from USGS Mount Discovery
Mount Discovery
McMurdo Sound und Ross-Insel
Satellite image map
Highest point
Elevation 2,681 m (8,796 ft)
Prominence 1,637 m (5,371 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 78°22′S 165°01′E / 78.367°S 165.017°ECoordinates: 78°22′S 165°01′E / 78.367°S 165.017°E[1]
Geography
Mount Discovery is located in Antarctica
Mount Discovery
Mount Discovery
Geology
Age of rock Pliocene-to-Pleistocene[2]
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1.87 million years ago[2]

See also

References

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

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