Humboldt Glacier

Humboldt Glacier,

NW Greenland. The largest known glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, it debouches into Kane Basin along a front c.60 mi (100 km) wide and 300 ft (91 m) high. U.S. explorer Elisha K. KaneKane, Elisha Kent,
1820–57, American physician and arctic explorer, b. Philadelphia. Seeking adventure after medical school, Kane entered naval service and before he was 30 had seen many parts of the world and had served in the Mexican War.
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 discovered it on his expedition of 1853–55.

Humboldt Glacier

[′həm‚bōlt ¦glā·shər]
(hydrology)
The largest Arctic iceberg, at latitude 79°, with a seaward front extending 65 miles (105 kilometers).
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Especially prolific is the coastline's northern half, extending from Humboldt Glacier on Kane Basin down to Jakobshavn Glacier on Disk [empty set] Bay.
The Humboldt glacier, another big glacier we are monitoring, also seems to be retreating quite fast.
There is another big glacier called Humboldt glacier which we are also monitoring; it seems to be retreating quite fast.
In the fall, sledge parties from the ship explored the Greenland coast eastwards and northwards, discovering the impressive ice-front of the Humboldt Glacier (Gletsjer).
More unexpectedly, Kane's own description of the massive Humboldt Glacier on Greenland's northwestern shore would have a major impact on early geological theories of the Ice Age.

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