Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CC Cryospheric Sciences & Cold District Environment

[A-CC20] Glaciology

Wed. May 25, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Tetsuo Ohata(Arctic Environment Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research), Masahiro Hori(Earth Observation Reseacrh Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), kazuyoshi suzuki(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Shin Sugiyama(Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[ACC20-P04] Development of a simple snow load gauge using plastic bottles (part 2)

*Yuichi Imanishi1, takuma oi2, Katsuhisa Kawashima3, Takane Matsumoto3, Osamu Suzuki4 (1.Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Toho Mercantile CO., LTD., 3.Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery, Niigata University, 4.Research and Development Center, East Japan Railway Company)

Keywords:snow load gauge, superconducting gravimeter, plastic bottle

Imanishi and Oi (2015) developed a simple snow load gauge using plastic bottles with the purpose of correcting hydrological effects on precise gravity observations. So far we have made laboratory tests by artificially loading the instrument as well as field experiments near the Kamioka gravity station. However, there have been no opportunities of comparing it with other instruments or visually inspecting the status of the instrument under snow load. In this winter, we have installed the instrument at the Oshirakawa Meteorological Station, jointly maintained by Niigata University and East Japan Railway Company, in order to make parallel observations with a snow pressure pillow (metal wafer). As of this writing, the plastic bottle instrument is indicating temporal increase of load that is likely to correctly reflect accumulation of snow. Results of detailed comparison with the snow pressure pillow will be presented.