JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS13] [JJ] Environmental changes in mountainous area

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Convention Hall B (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Keisuke Suzuki(Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University), Yoshihiko Kariya(Department of Environmental Geography, Senshu University), Akihiko SASAKI(Faculty of Science, Shinshu University), Chiyuki Narama(Niigata University, Department of Science), Chairperson:Keisuke Suzuki(Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[MIS13-01] The big melt of the perennial snow patches and glaciers in the autumn of 2016 in the northern part of the northern Japanese Alps

*Kotaro FUKUI1, Hajime IIDA1 (1.Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum)

Keywords: glacier, perennial snow patch, the northern Japanese Alps, unmanned aerial vehicle, ground penetrating radar

Under the influence of significant little snow in 2015/2016 winter, the perennial snow patches and glaciers in the northern Japanese Alps melted remarkably in 2016 autumn. We report the area and thickness of the Tsurugisawa, Shirouma and Kuranosuke snow patches and Gozenzawa glacier in 2016 autumn based on field observation, aerial photos analysis and ground penetrating radar soundings.