Mount Estes

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Mount Estes (78°16′S 166°18′E / 78.267°S 166.300°E / -78.267; 166.300Coordinates: 78°16′S 166°18′E / 78.267°S 166.300°E / -78.267; 166.300) is a flattish mountain 2.5 nautical miles (5 km) south of Mount Aurora in the southern part of Black Island in the Ross Archipelago. The mountain rises to 600 metres (2,000 ft) and is similar to the flat Cape Beck massif that forms the south end of the island. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (1999) after Steve A. Estes of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, who investigated the seismicity of nearby Mount Erebus, 1980–81 and 1981–82.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mount Estes" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).