Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science operates a year‐round network of
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Each year, Austral summer observations and surveillance are made by New Mexico Tech
students and faculty from a field camp situated 3400 meters high on the volcano. Mt.
Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano, features a unique lava lake in its
summit crater and has frequent eruptions. Data is telemetered to the Crary Science
Lab at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and then transferred via the Internet to Tech
for year‐round analysis and archiving in near real time.