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Elmer M. Cranton, M.D., LT, MC, USN,
South Pole geodesic survey marker
EMC geographic South Pole
Cranton Bay on Antarctic Map
Cranton Bay -  satellite photo
  Cranton Bay Antarctica , Satellite Summer View.JPG - This is a closer view by satellite of Cranton Bay, Antarctica. Using airborne radar, scientists found evidence that the largest volcanic eruption in Antarctica over the last 10,000 years occured just inland from Cranton Bay. This dormant volcano is 330 feet under the glacial surface and rises 3,300 feet in height from its base.  It last erupted 2,000 years ago, blowing a large hole skyward through the ice sheet, throwing a plume of ash, dust, and other materials 7.5 miles up into the atmosphere.  
Glacier at Ocean
Elmer in  Christchurch, New Zealand NZ
McMudo Station, Mt. Erebus volcano in background
McMurdo icebreaker cutting channel
McMurdo from Scott Point

This is a closer view by satellite of Cranton Bay, Antarctica. Using airborne radar, scientists found evidence that the largest volcanic eruption in Antarctica over the last 10,000 years occured just inland from Cranton Bay. This dormant volcano is 330 feet under the glacial surface and rises 3,300 feet in height from its base. It last erupted 2,000 years ago, blowing a large hole skyward through the ice sheet, throwing a plume of ash, dust, and other materials 7.5 miles up into the atmosphere. Download
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OPERATON DEEPFREEZE, ANTARCTICA 1966-67