Humboldt Glacier

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. Kane discovered it on his expedition of 1853–55.
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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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