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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. 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]
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]
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Contact Information

Secretary Office

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