Active volcano below Antarctica could accelerate melting.
Active volcanoes in Antarctica. The continent of Antarctica is perched in the center of the Southern Sea, yet despite the subzero temperatures the land and its surrounding area is dotted with more then thirty-five volcanos. Antarctica is the southernmost land mass, and the fifth largest land area in the region, yet the extreme cold and ice sheets up to a mile thick prevent humans from taking.
Mt Melbourne is the only active volcano on the mainland of Antarctica. The volcano is in fumarolic stage. These photos were taken by John Seach on an overflight in 1998. Observations of the volcano in 1972 and 1983 showed 3 areas of steaming ground, and fumarolic ice towers. Photos of Mt Melbourne volcano by John Seach. Mt Melbourne, 2733 m, stands isolated near the coast of Terra Nova Bay.
No active volcanoes can be found on mainland UK, but there are some on British soil. To be specific, the British Overseas Territories of Montserrat in the Caribbean, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension.
The southern-most active volcano in the world is located in Antarctica: Mt Erebus. It is the only active volcano on the continent.
List of active volcanoes includes volcanoes which are erupting, or have erupted in modern times. Many volcanos have erupted dozens of times in the past few thousand years, but are not erupting at this moment. Some scientists consider a volcano active if it has erupted in the holocene (historic times) period. Most volcanoes live many thousands of years and erupt many times.
Recently discovered Antarctica crater. A crater on an East Antarctic glacier, once considered the work of a meteorite, is actually the result of heat flow from a collapsing volcanic caldera, and not from global warming. Numerous alarmist media reports, citing research by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the University of Leuven in Belgium, disagree.
A newly-discovered active volcano could erupt underneath Antarctica, melting the ice from below and compounding the effects of global warming, according to scientists. Researchers discovered the volcano underneath the ice after setting up devices to measure tectonic activity across Marie Byrd Land in the west of the continent.