Flop, Vulcano di Fango (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Flop, Vulcano di Fango (The name as it would appear on a map)
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This name originates from Italy. It is part of the Italy Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Mud volcano, offshore South Shetland Islands, west to Elephant Island. The top is at 2363 m below the sea level with an elevation of about 115 m. The extension is 75 km2. The mud volcano Flop was discovered during a leg of R/V OGS-Explora in the austral summer 2003-04 in the frame of the project BSR (Gas hydrates: impact on climate environment of the sub-Antarctic regions). The Mud Volcano Flop was sampled by a gravity core that showed the presence of hydrocarbons in the pore space. The name Flop comes after a mountain in the Aupa Valley (Carnic Alps), located in proximity of Mount Sernio. Mount Sernio is commonly known as the "mountain of women", since it was climbed for the first time by two women, Minetta and Annina Grassi, 21 August 1879. Since the leader of the BSR project is a woman who lived in the same valley, the names of mud volcanoes discovered in the frame of the BSR project are associated with the names of mounts around Mount Sernio.
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