Mt. Erebus Antarctic expedition 2007 - Image 4 of 58
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The target of this expedition is the 3794 m high Mt. Erebus volcano. It was named after one of the ships of Sir James Clark Ross, who first explored this remote place in 1839. Scientists target this volcano because it serves as a unique laboratory to learn about the mechanics of volcanic eruptions in general – therefore gaining important information about other, for us more dangerous volcanoes.