Ross Island is the site of the United States McMurdo Station, the largest research base in Antarctica. The station is located on the tip of Hut Point Peninsula and the road and skiway of Williams Field are visible on the flat ice of the McMurdo Ice Shelf. Ross Island was formed by volcanic activity. Mt. Erebus, the largest peak on the island, is one of several active volcanoes in Antarctica.
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