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[MGI20-06] The thickness and flows of an ice mass of the Kakunezato perennial snow patch, Mt. Kashimayari, the northern Japanese Alps
Keywords:glacier, perennial snow patch, flow, Japanese Alps
We found the thick ice mass (over 40 m in thickness) in the central part of the Kakunezato perennial snow patch. The snow density is > 820kg/m3 below 1 m in depth from the surface in October 2015. The ice mass had flowed 12 - 17 cm / 24 days in the autumn of 2015. Thus, we regard the snow patch as small active glacier.