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Famous Glaciers

North America's longest glacier is the Bering Glacier in Alaska, measuring 204 kilometers (126 miles } long.

The Malaspina Glacier in Alaska is the world's largest piedmont glacier, covering over 8,000 square kilometers {2500 square miles } and measuring over 193 kilometers (120 miles }across at its widest point.

The Kutiah Glacier in Pakistan holds the record for the fastest glacial surge. In 1953, it raced more than 12 kilometers {7.4 miles } in three months, averaging about 112 meters ( per day.

The longest glacier in the world, the Lambert Glacier in the Antarctic, is 64 Kilomtres (40 miles) wide and 515 kilometres (320 miles) long.

The fastest moving glacier, the Quarayaq in Greenland, moves about 82 to 100.5 centimetres (2.7 to 3.3 feet) per hour.

Go here to see some pictures of some famous Glaciers


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