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The Ross Ice Shelf where it collides with Cape Crozier.

Terror in White

Winds in Cape Crozier, Antarctica, tend to stream down the slopes from Mount Terror. The volcano got its name from Captain James Clark Ross, who discovered the Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound in the eighteenth century. Where the Ross Ice Shelf collides with Cape Crozier (in this photo) the clean white lines, smooth water, and bright sunshine look tranquil. That's until you notice the plumes of snow being whipped out to sea on the wind. In the distance, the furrowed reaches of the ice shelf quickly vanish into a white storm. (Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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