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Rippon Glacier Map of Antarctica indicating location of Rippon Glacier Type Mountain glacier Location Kemp Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica Coordinates 66°40′00″S 56°29′00″E / 66.6666667°S 56.4833333°E / -66.6666667; 56.4833333Coordinates: 66°40′00″S 56°29′00″E / 66.6666667°S 56.4833333°E / -66.6666667; 56.4833333 Rippon Glacier is a small glacier located in Kemp Land, Australian Antarctic Territory, East Antarctica. It is close east of Seaton Glacier, flowing southward into Edward VIII Ice Shelf. Contents 1 Discovery and naming 2 Weather conditions 3 Flora 4 Fauna 5 See also 6 References 7 External links // Discovery and naming Rippon Glacier was mapped from aerial photos taken by ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) in 1956, and named for Sgt. R. Rippon, RAAF, airframe fitter at Mawson Station in 1959.[1][2] Weather conditions 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.[3] 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.[3] Flora The following species have been sighted within 1.0 degrees of Rippon Glacier:[2] Scientific Name Authority Common Name Observations Bryum cf. caespiticium Tufted Thread-moss Bryum pseudotriquetrum Marsh Bryum Bryum urbanskyi Fauna The following species have been sighted within 1.0 degrees of Rippon Glacier:[2] Scientific Name Authority Common Name Observations Aptenodytes forsteri Gray, 1844 Emperor Penguin Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède,1804 Minke Whale Balaenoptera bonaerensis Burmeister, 1867 Antarctic Minke Whale (also known as the 'Dark-shoulder Minke Whale") Balaenoptera musculus Linnaeus, 1758 Blue Whale Daption capense Linnaeus, 1758 Cape Petrel Euphausia superba Dana, 1852 Antarctic krill Fulmarus glacialoides Smith,1840 Southern Fulmar Lobodon carcinophaga Hombron and Jacquinot,1842 Crabeater Seal Oceanites oceanicus Kuhl, 1820 Wilson's Storm Petrel Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Killer Whale Pagodroma nivea Forster,1777 Snow Petrel Puffinus spp. Linnaeus, 1758 Shearwater Pygoscelis adeliae Hombron and Jacquinot,1841 Adelie Penguin Thalassoica antarctica Gmelin,1789 Antarctic Petrel Buellia frigida Caloplaca athallina Caloplaca citrina Candelariella flava Japewia tornoensis Lecanora expectans Physcia caesia Physcia dubia Pseudephebe minuscula Rinodina olivaceobrunnea Xanthoria mawsonii See also Enderby Land References ^ Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) of the United States Geological Survey: Rippon Glacier. Accessed 22 May 2010. ^ a b c Gazeteer of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre: Rippon Glacier. Accessed 22 May 2010. ^ a b John Turner and Steve Pendlebury (2004). "Section 7.6: Enderby Land and Kemp Land". In John Turner and Steve Pendlebury. The International Antarctic Weather Forecasting Handbook. Cambridge: British Antarctic Survey. pp. 362–364. ISBN 1855312212. Retrieved 22 May 2010.  "Rippon Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 31 May 2010.  External links Australian Antarctic Division Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Australian Antarctic Names and Medals Committee (AANMC) United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica PDF Map of the Australian Antarctic Territory Mawson Station ANARE Club List of Peaks in Enderby Land Click here to see an image of helicopters refueling at a temporary fuel depot on Rippon Glacier in December 1979.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Rippon Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). v • d • e Antarctica Main articles Antarctic · History · Geography · Climate · Expeditions · Research stations · Field camps · Territorial claims · Antarctic Treaty System · Communications · Demographics · Economy · Tourism · Transport · Military activity in the Antarctic Antarctica portal Geographic regions Antarctic Peninsula · East Antarctica · West Antarctica · Extreme points of the Antarctic · List of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands · Antarctica ecozone Waterways: McMurdo Sound · Ross Sea · Weddell Sea Famous explorers Ernest Shackleton · James Clark Ross · Richard Evelyn Byrd · Roald Amundsen · Douglas Mawson · Robert Falcon Scott · more... v • d • e Glaciers Types of glaciers Cirque glacier · Ice cap · Ice field · Ice sheet · Ice shelf · Ice stream · Outlet glaciers · Rock glaciers · Valley glaciers  · Ledoyom (Ice body) Anatomy Ablation zone · Accumulation zone · Bergshrund · Blue ice · Crevasse · Dirt cone · Firn · Glacier terminus · Ice divide · Icefall · Ice tongue · Moraine · Moulin · Sérac Processes Accumulation · Ablation · Basal sliding · Creep · Outburst flood · Calving · Motion · Overdeepening  · Plucking · Retreat · Surge Measurements Ice core · Mass balance Glaciovolcanic relations Jökulhlaup · Subglacial eruption · Subglacial volcano · Tuya Glacial landforms Erosional Arête · Cirque · Crag and tail · Fjord · Glacial horn · Glacial striae · Hanging valley · Ribbon lake · Roche moutonnée · Tunnel valley · U-valley Depositional Drumlin · Drumlin field · Erratic block · Moraine · Pulju moraine · Rogen moraine · Terminal moraine · Till plain · Veiki moraine Glacifluvial Esker · Kame · Kame delta · Kettle hole · Outwash fan · Sandur  · Giant current ripples  · Diluvium Category:Glaciers