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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. 75-5
September 2013 / Original Articles [Solute effect on soil water flow and hydraulic properties of frozen unsaturated sand],[Effect evaluation of unfrozen water on heat transfer with the nonsteady heat conduction analysis],[Frost heaving observed in thawing soil]
File Vol. 75-4
July 2013 / Original Article [Physical approach to mechanism of ice segregation by Keisukea japonica Miq., Lamiaceae]
File Vol. 75-3
May 2013 / Original Articles [Snowmelt infiltration into frozen ground having different frost soil structure],[Groundwater level rise in the Ishikari Bay coastal area during the snowmelt period : Connections with snowwater equivalent, total amount of snowmelt water, and accumulated precipitation],[Experimental study of curling ─Measurements of curl ratio of a curling stone─]
File Vol. 75-2
March 2013
File Vol. 75-1
January 2013 / Original Article [Features of avalanches and the relationship between avalanche magnitude and frequency based on aerial photograph interpretation]
File Vol. 74-6
November 2012 / Research Note [Water flow control of ice regelation and estimation of thickness and viscosity of water film]
File Vol.73-6
November 2011 / Original Article [Flow field observations near the melting front of an ice plate that simulates shark-skin morphology ]
File Vol. 74-5
September 2012 / Report [On the verification of the so-called “Water Crystals”]
File Vol. 74-4
July 2012 / Discussion [Reply to "comments on curl" by R. Naruse]
File Vol. 74-3
May 2012 / Original Article [Identifying active glaciers in Mt. Tateyama and Mt. Tsurugi in the northern Japanese Alps, central Japan]
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Contact Information

Secretary Office

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