Humboldt Glacier

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satellite image of Humboldt Glacier

Humboldt Glacier is the widest tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. It borders the Kane Basin in North West Greenland. Its front is 110 km (68 mi) wide. It has been retreating in the period of observation spanning 1975-2010.[1] The glacier is named after German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.


  1. ^ "Humboldt Glacier retreats". Byrd Polar Research Center. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 

Coordinates: 79°30′N 63°00′W / 79.500°N 63.000°W / 79.500; -63.000