Monday, May 9, 2011

Longest Glacier: Lambert Fisher

Fisher Glacier is a prominent western tributary to the Lambert Glacier, about 100 miles (160 km) long, flowing east past the north sides of Mount Menzies and Mount Rubin and joining the main stream of the Lambert Glacier just east of Mount Stinear. Sighted from ANARE (Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions) aircraft by K.B. Mather in 1957. 

During the last Ice Age, more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface was covered by glaciers- frozen rivers of ice that move very slowly. Even today, as much as 10 percent is covered with glaciers. The Lambert Fisher Glacier is the longest in the world and was only discovered in 1956. The longest glacier in North America is the Hubbard Glacier, Alaska, which measures 146km. The longest in Europe is the Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, at 35km.


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