Mount Terror, Ross Island, Antarctica

Location: 77.1S, 168.5E
Elevation: 10,700 feet (3,262 m)


Mount Terror is a large basaltic shield volcano that forms the eastern part of Ross Island. Numerous cones and domes are on the flanks of the shield. Most of Mount Terror is under snow and ice. Rocks exposed at the summit of the volcano have not been studied. Low areas on the east flank of the volcano have been studied. Dates obtained for these rocks range from 0.82 and 1.75 million years. Photograph of the summit of Mount Terror by Warren Hamilton, U.S. Geological Survey, October 28, 1964.
Sources of Information:

Wright, A.C., and Kyle, P.R., 1990, A.16. Mount Terror, in LeMasurier, W.E., and Thomson, J.W., eds., Volcanoes of the Antarctica Plate and Southern Oceans, American Geophysical Union, Antarctica Research Series, v. 48, p. 99-102.



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