Mount Melton

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Mount Melton (77°31′S 168°52′E / 77.517°S 168.867°E / -77.517; 168.867Coordinates: 77°31′S 168°52′E / 77.517°S 168.867°E / -77.517; 168.867) is a squarish mountain 1.3 nautical miles (2.4 km) west of Tent Peak in the Kyle Hills of Ross Island, Antarctica. The feature rises to about 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) on the north side of Lofty Promenade. The mountain was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in 2000 after Terry Melton, a power plant mechanic/facilities engineer at Palmer Station, June 1981 to January 1983. Melton worked nine WINFLY/summer seasons at McMurdo Sound as Williams Field facilities engineer/site supervisor, McMurdo operations superintendent, and McMurdo area manager, 1984–93, and then as National Science Foundation McMurdo Station manager from October 1998 to October 1999.[1]

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