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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. 77-3
May 2015 / Original Article [Development of snow water equivalent estimation model for mesh agricultural meteorological data]
File Vol. 77-2
March 2015 / Original Article [Development of an automatic image analysis method for recognizing sea ice conditions on the Arctic Ocean]
File Vol. 77-1
January 2015 / Original Articles [Validation of the SNOWPACK model using snow pit observation data[,[Formation and persistence of snow instability associated with precipitation-induced weak layer that causedMumeizawa avalanche accident]
File Vol. 76-6
November 2014 / Review [Success and challenges of avalanche prediction using numerical snowpack model]
File Vol. 76-5
September 2014 / Original Article [History of the change in size of snow control facilities in Japan]
File Vol. 76-4
July 2014 / Original Article [Snow density measurement method for thin weak layers using a rectangular snow sampler]
File Vol. 76-3
May 2014 / Original Article [Study of the extent of damage to a subalpine forest by large-scale snow avalanches and estimation of the avalanche velocity on Mt. Iwate, Japan during winter 2010-11]
File Vol. 76-2
March 2014 / Research Note [On the duplication of pictures in the book of “Snow crystals” by W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys]
File Vol. 76-1
January 2014 / Original Articles [Chemical composition of surface s now and ice, and precipitation on Qiyi Glacier, Qilian Mountains, western China],[Development of a numerical model to determine glacial equilibrium line altitude in combination of geomorphological interpretation and glacier dynamics],[Application of an ELA determination model to reconstruct the late Pleistocene glaciersin the Hidaka Range]
File Vol. 75-6
November 2013 / Original Articles [Simulations of water flow through heterogeneous snowpack with dimple pattern],[3-D structure of snow constructed with successive section planes],[Relationship between snow hardness and microstructure of seasonal snow cover]
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Secretary Office

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