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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. 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]
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]
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Contact Information

Secretary Office

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