Mount Erebus on Ross Island

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 19 January 2016 from 11:25:50 to 11:26:44 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 19 January 2016 at 13:03:35 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 24 January 2016 from 11:33:56 to 11:34:50 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR EW acquired on 24 January 2016 at 14:48:21 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 12 December 2016 at 20:45:12 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Polar, cryosphere, ice pack, science station, glacier tongue, volcano, hotspot, lava lake, Ross sea, Antarctica
Fig. 1 - S1 EW (24.01.2016) - hh,hv,ndi(hv,hh) colour composite - McMurdo Sound, Drygalski ice tongue at left & Ross island at right.
Fig. 2 - S1 IW (19.01.2016) - Ross volcanic island; Erebus glacier tongue shows at bottom, above McMurdo station & Scott base.
Fig. 3 - S1 IW (24.01.2016) - Mount Erebus is a basaltic shield volcano lying over a volcanic hotspot.
Aboard HMS Erebus (Greek god of darkness) and HMS Terror, Ross expedition discovered Ross Island in Antarctica in 1841. It named its two major volcanoes after its two ships.
Fig. 4 - S2 (12.12.2016) - 12,11,2 colour composite - It has been erupting since 1972 and presents a persistent lava lake.
In this land of adventurers, of darkness and of horrific tales, they didn't find aeon-old cyclopean cities but the then-erupting 3794m high Mt Erebus.
Fig. 5 - S2 (12.12.2016) - 8,4,3 colour composite - Its crater emits some smoke as a remainder of its activity.
It is the southernmost active volcano on Earth and second highest volcano on Antarctica.