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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Humboldt Glacier[′həm‚bōlt ¦glā·shər]
The largest Arctic iceberg, at latitude 79°, with a seaward front extending 65 miles (105 kilometers).
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