Mount Bird

Mount Bird is a 1,765 m (5,791 ft) high shield volcano standing about 7 miles (11 km) south of Cape Bird, the northern extremity of Ross Island. It was mapped by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott, and apparently named by them after Cape Bird.[1] Endeavour Piedmont Glacier lies on its slopes.

Mount Bird
Mount Bird is located in Antarctica
Mount Bird
Mount Bird
Location in Antarctica
Highest point
Elevation1,765 m (5,791 ft)
Coordinates77°16′S 166°45′E / 77.267°S 166.750°E / -77.267; 166.750Coordinates: 77°16′S 166°45′E / 77.267°S 166.750°E / -77.267; 166.750
Geography
ContinentAntarctica
RegionRoss Dependency
Geology
Mountain typeShield volcano
Volcanic beltMcMurdo Volcanic Group

There are several western lobes of the Mount Bird icecap. One of these is Quaternary Icefall, which descends steeply into Wohlschlag Bay 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Cinder Hill. The site was mapped and so named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE), 1958–59, because of the Quaternary glacial period marine shells carried by the glacier and deposited in terminal moraines.[2] Another such lobe is Shell Glacier.[1]

Topographic map of Ross Island (1:250,000 scale)
Mount Bird is in the upper left.
Mount Erebus is in the lower left.
Mount Terra Nova is in the middle.
Mount Terror is in the right.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mount Bird". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  2. ^ "Quaternary Icefall". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2018-08-27.