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Rippon Glacier is a small glacier located in Kemp Land, East Antarctica. It is close east of Seaton Glacier, flowing southward into Edward VIII Ice Shelf.

Rippon Glacier was mapped from aerial photos taken by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1956, and named for Sgt. Ralph. Rippon, RAAF, airframe fitter at Mawson Station in 1959.

Just to the south of Rippon Glacier is a large valley formed by the Robert and Wilma Glaciers. These two glaciers, along with the Seaton and Rippon Glaciers, all flow into the King Edward Ice Shelf. To the west are the Napier Mountains, running northwest from Mount Elkins. Still further west are the Tula Mountains, beyond which the Beaver Glacier flows into Amundsen Bay. Collectively, these terrain features significantly modify weather produced by synoptic scale systems. Dramatic changes can occur over short distances and in short time intervals. One problem with some moist southeasterly airstreams is cloud formation northwest of Seaton and Rippon Glaciers that produces whiteout conditions looking inland of Rippon Depot.

The following species have been sighted within 1.0 degrees of Rippon Glacier:

The following species have been sighted within 1.0 degrees of Rippon Glacier:

“Rippon Glacier”. Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document “Rippon Glacier” (content from the Geographic Names Information System).