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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 Vol70-6
November 2008 / Original Article [Total snow water distributions in Tohoku region, Japan, averaged for twenty-seven years : Their application to heavy and light snowfall winters]
File Vol71-1
January 2009 / Original Article [Relationship between specific surface area per unit volume and microstructure of seasonal snow cover]
File Vol71-2
March 2009 / Reviews [Recent studies on numerical simulation of snow redistribution caused by blowing snow], [A brief review of wind erosion study and its present stage of the science], [Recent progress of blowing snow research in Antarctica], [Recent studies on drifting snow in architectural field], [Countermeasures against blowing / drifting snow on road], [Drifting snow , snow drift, snow cornices in alpine], [Measurement of blowing snow]
File Vol71-3
May 2009 / Prompt Report [The large-scale dry slab avalanche of February 2008 at Makunosawa valley in Myoko, Japan]
File Vol71-4
July 2009 / Original Articles [Characteristics of ground freezing and thawing under snow cover based on long-term observation], [Chemical characterization of snowfall in Sinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan and long-term trend of snow acidification during 1991/92 to 2002/03 ]
File vol71-5
September 2009 / Original Articles [Transmission electron microscopic observations of ice and clathrate hydrate cristals], [Relationship between cage occupations of guest molecules in gas hydrates encaging methane mixtures and gas compositions], [Dissociation heat of mixed-gas hydrate composed of methane and ethane], [Growth morphology and mechanism of Xe clathrate hydrate crystal on ice surface]
File Vol71-6
November 2009 / Original Article [Design heat road for snow-melting facilities Part2 : Effect of acceptable remaining snow on design heat road]
File Vol72-1
January 2010 / Original Articles [Distribution of dead ice inside moraine dam body of Imja Glacier Lake, Khumbu region, Nepal - internal structure of moraine dam of Imja Glacier Lake - ], [Effects of atmospheric temperature rise on snowfall, snowmelt and snow water equivalent in a heavy snowfall area in Japan]
File Vol72-2
March 2010 / Original Article [Study of damage to cedar forest by large-scale slab avalanche, and estimation of the avaranche velocity at Makunosawa, Myoko, Japan]
File Vol72-3
May 2010 / Original Articles [Simultaneous measurements of water content and thermal conductivity of frozen soils by using thermo-TDR method], [Analysis of regelation process by the method of equivalent water layer]
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Secretary Office

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