Plate 3: Satellite image of Ross Island showing radial symmetry of Mounts Bird and Terror and Hut Point Peninsula around the dominant and larger Erebus volcano. The sites we propose to sample and visit are indicated. This image shows the extensive area of exposed rocks on the east flank of Mount Terror, most of which has never been sampled or examined. We expect the oldest samples for Mounts Terror and Bird to be exposed in marine cut cliffs around the north coast in Lewis Bay. Sampling of these sites will require fieldwork early in the field season at a time when there is still sea ice available for helicopter landings. Image from Google Earth.