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The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice

Welcome to the center of research activities on glaciology (snow and ice) in Japan.

The society was established in 1939 as "Japanese Association of Snow and Ice" and reformed to "the Japanese Society of Snow and Ice" in 1955. It has obtained non-profit corporation status from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (now the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) in 1993.


Special Interest Groups:

  • Data Center for Glacier Research
  • Polar Glaciology
  • Ground Freezing
  • Avalanche
  • Snow and Ice Physics
  • Satellite Glaciology
  • Snow and Ice Engineering
  • Snow and Ice Chemistry
  • Glaciological Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Blowing Snow


What's new in the English section

File Vol. 79-1
January 2017 / Collected Papers on Satellite Remote Sensing; Original Article [Temporal variations in the flow velocity for Shirase Glacier in Antarctica over a 20-year period]
File Vol. 78-6
December 2016 / Collected Papers on Satellite Remote Sensing; Original Article [Winter-spring transition of ground conditions over Alaska derived by airborne 6 GHz microwave and infrared observations]
File Vol. 78-5
September 2016 / Original Article [A Method for Estimating Snow Transport Rates during Blowing Snow with Snowfall]
File Vol. 78-4
July 2016 / Original Article [Airborne 6 GHz passive microwave observation of winter ground conditions in Alaska]
File Vol. 78-3
May 2016 / Report [Annual maximum snow depth along the altitudinal gradient and snow cover period on the subalpine zone of Mt. Fuji, in Japan]
File Vol. 78-2
March 2016 / Report [On the Portfolio of Oil and Sumi-e Ink Paintings by Dr. Ukichiro Nakaya]
File Vol. 78-1
January 2016 / Original Article [Heat exchange characteristics between stored snow and water flowing through bottom layer of the snow]
File Vol. 77-6
November 2015 / Original Article [Shear strength of new deposited snow in cold regions of mountainous heavy snowfall area and of inland light snowfall area]
File Vol. 77-5
September 2015 / Original Article [Occurrence tendency of heavy rainfall or snowfall in the inland district of Japan in winter]
File Vol. 77-4
July 2015 / Original Articles [Characteristics of snowfalls and snow crystals caused by two extratropical cyclones passing along the Pacific Ocean side of Japan on February 8 and 14-15 observed in Niigata district, 2014 ─ in relation to frequent occurrence of avalaches in Kanto-Koshin areas─],[Observation and snow load evaluation of heavy snowfall in Tokyo urban area on February 2014]
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Contact Information

Secretary Office

358-5 Yamabuki-cho,
Tokyo 162-0801, JAPAN