About me

Masahiro Minowa (箕輪昌紘[みのわまさひろ])

JSPS Overseas Research Fellow, Universidad Austral de Chile

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Accomplishments

In preparation

H. Seddik, R. Greve, D. Sakakibara, S. Tsutaki, M. Minowa and S. Sugiyama, Response of the flow dynamics of Bowdoin Glacier, northwestern Greenland, to basal lubrication and tidal forcing, under reviewing to Journal of Glaciology

Peer-reviewed paper

M. Minowa, E. A. Podolskiy, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara and P. Skvarca (2018), Glacier calving observed with time-lapse imagery and tsunami waves at Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Journal of Glaciology, 64(245), 362–376, doi: 10.1017/jog.2018.28

Highlighted in GlacierHub

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara and P. Skvarca (2017), Seasonal variations in the ice-front position controlled by frontal ablation at Glaciar Perito Moreno, Southern Patagonia Icefield. Frontiers in Earth Science - Cryosphere Sciences, 5:1, doi:10.3389/feart.2017.00001

S. Sugiyama, M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvarca, T. Sawagaki, Y. Ohashi, N. Naito and K. Chikita (2016), Thermal structure of proglacial lakes in Patagonia. Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 121, 2270–2286, doi:10.1002/2016JF004084.

Highlighted in EOS (AGU)

E. A. Podolskiy, S. Sugiyama, M. Funk, F. Walter, R. Genco, S. Tsutaki, M. Minowa and M. Ripepe (2016), Tide-modulated ice flow variations drive seismicity near the calving front of Bowdoin Glacier, Greenland. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 2036–2044.

S. Matoba, H. Motoyama, K. Fujita, T. Yamasaki, M. Minowa, Y, Onuma, Y. Komuro, T. Aoki, S. Yamaguchi, S. Sugiyama and H. Enomoto (2015),Glaciological and Meteorological observations at SIGMA-D site, northwestern Greenland Ice Sheet. Bulletin of Glaciological Research, 33, 7–14.

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D.Sakakibara and T. Sawagaki (2015), Contrasting Glacier Variations of Glaciar Perito Moreno and Glaciar Ameghino, Southern Patagonia Icefield. Annals of Glaciology, 56(70), 26–32

Other papers

S. Sugiyama, M. Minowa, S. Yamane and M. Ito (2018). Hot-water drilling at Langhovde Glacier in Antarctica, Hokkaido Seppyo, 37, 7–10, (in Japanese)

S. Yamane, S. Sugiyama, M. Minowa and M. Ito (2018). Subshelf environment of Langhovde Glacier, Antarctica, Hokkaido Seppyo, 37, 75–78, (in Japanese)

Y. Yamamoto, M. Minowa and Shin Sugiyama (2017). Relationship between buoyancy and retreat of Glaciar Grey in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, Hokkaido Seppyo, 36, 53–56 (in Japanese).

Podolskiy, E. A., R. Genco, S. Sugiyama, F. Walter, M. Funk, M. Minowa, S. Tsutaki, and M. Ripepe (2017). Seismic and infrasound monitoring of Bowdoin Glacier, Greenland, Low Temperature Science, Vol. 75, ISSN 1880-7593, doi: 10.14943/lowtemsci.75.15, 15-36.

M. Minowa (2017), Frontal ablation of Glaciar Perito Moreno, a lake-terminating glacier in Patagonia, PhD dissertation, Hokkaido University (Supervised by Prof. S. Sugiyama and Ing. P. Skvarca)

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, E. Podolskiy, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, N. Naito and P. Skvarca (2015), Statistical and frequency analysis of calving by high-frequency surface wave measurement, Hokkaido Seppyo, 34, 47–50 (in Japanese)

M. Minowa (2014), Variations in frontal position and surface elevation of Glaciar Perito Moreno and Glaciar Ameghino, Southern Patagonia Icefield, Master's thesis, (in Japanese)

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, P. Skvarca (2013), Changes in frontal position and surface elevation of Glaciar Perito Moreno and Glaciar Ameghino, Southern Patagonia Icefield, Hokkaido Seppyo, 32, 114-117 (in Japanese)

M. Minowa (2013), Field campaign in the Southern Patagonia Icefield 2012/2013, Seppyo, 75(5), 374–379 (in Japanese)

International Society / Symposium

M. Minowa, M. Schaefer, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvarca and G. Casassa, Calving velocity controlled by velocity gradients at lake-terminating glaciers of the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 4–10, December 2018, AGU Fall meeting, Washington, USA

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama and Podolskiy A. Evgeny, Tidally controlled vertical ice motion generate seismicity near a terminus of a floating tongue, East Antarctica, 3–4, December 2018, The 9th Symposium of Polar Science, NIPR, Tokyo, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, M. Itoh, S. Yamane, S. Aoki and T. Tamura, Direct measurements of water properties underneath a floating tongue of Langhovde Glacier, East Antarctica, 3–4, December 2018, The 9th Symposium of Polar Science, NIPR, Tokyo, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama and Podolskiy A. Evgeny, Tidally controlled ice dynamics observed at the floating tongue of Langhovde Glacier, East Antarctica, 2–6, September 2018, FRISP 32nd workshop, Aussois, France, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, M. Itoh, S. Yamane, S. Aoki and T. Tamura, Water Properties and Circulation Underneath a Floating Tongue of Langhovde Glacier, East Antarctica, 2–6, September 2018, FRISP 32nd workshop, Aussois, France, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvrca, T. Sawagaki, Y. Ohashi, N. Naito, K. Chikita, S. Aoki, M. Schaefer and G. Casassa, Changes in calving glaciers and glacier-lake interaction in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 14-19, July 2017, Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia, Berlin, Germany.

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, S. Aoki, P. Evgeny and Y. Weidmann, Water properties and circulation in front of tidewater glaciers in northwest Greenland, 10–15, July 2016, IGS meeting, La Jolla, USA, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki and D. Sakakibara, Short-term variations in the dynamics of Bowdoin Glacier in northwestern Greenland, 17-22, Apr. 2016, EGU, Vienna

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, E. Podolskiy, Y. Ohashi and P. Skvarca, High-frequency Surface Wave Measurements of Micro-tsunamis generated by Glacier Calving, 17-22, Apr. 2016, EGU, Vienna, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, S. Aoki, P. Evgeny and Y. Weidmann, Water properties and circulation in front of tidewater glaciers in northwest Greenland, 22, Mar. 2016, ArCS meeting, Sapporo

M. Minowa and S. Sugiyama, Seasonal variation in the dynamics of Bowdoin Glacier, northwest Greenland, 30 Nov-2 Dec. 2015, ILTS International Symposium on Low Temperature Science, Sapporo

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Saswagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, Seasonal variation in the dynamics of Bowdoin Glacier, northwest Greenland, 16-19 Nov. 2015, The Sixth Symposium of Polar Science, NIPR, Tokyo

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvarca, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, N. Naito and K. Chikita, Seasonal variations in the thermal stractures of proglacial lakes in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 17-22 Aug. 2015, International Glaciological Society meeting, Cambridge, UK

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, S. Sugiyama and P. Skvarca, Seasonal variations in the terminus position and frontal ablation rate of Glaciar Perito Moreno, a freshwater calving glacier in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 16 Dec. 2014, American Geophysical Union fall meeting 2014, San Francisco

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara and S. Sugiyama, Seasonal variations in the terminus position and frontal ablation rate of Glaciar Perito Moreno, a freshwater calving glacier in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 29 Jul. 2014, Asia Oceania Geoscience Society 11th Annual Meeting , Japan

National Society / Symposium / Workshop

箕輪昌紘,澤柿教伸,安藤卓人,Pedro Skvarca, パタゴニア・ヴィエドマ氷河における流線型氷食地形と氷成堆積物,雪氷研究大会,2018年9月9-12日,札幌,ポスター

箕輪昌紘,カービング氷河における末端消耗の比較研究,ArCS若手研究者派遣支援事業,平成30年度成果発表会,2018年5月9-10日,横浜,ポスターと口頭

M. Minowa, E. Podolskiy, G. Jouvet, D. Sakakibara, S. Sugiyama and R. Genco, Calving flux observed with surface water waves at Bowdoin Glacier, Greenland, 低温科学共同利用研究集会, Nov. 2017, 20–23, Sapporo

箕輪昌紘, UAVによる高解像度画像・数値標高モデルを用いた氷河変動解析, 低温科学共同利用研究集会, 2017年6月26-27日, 札幌

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, E. Podolskiy and D. Sakakibara, High-frequency surface wave measurements of tsunami waves by glacier calving at Bowdoin Glacier, 19-21, Dec. 2016, ILTS, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, Yoshihiko Ohashi and Shigeru Aoki, Effects from ocean and atmosphere on ice-front position of tidewater glaciers, northwest Greenland, 28 Spt-2 Oct. 2016, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Nagoya, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvarca, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki and N. Naito, Study on frontal ablation of a freshwater calving glacier in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 28 Spt-2 Oct. 2016, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Nagoya, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, S. Aoki, P. Evgeny and Y. Weidmann, Water properties and circulation in front of tidewater glaciers in northwest Greenland, 22-26, May. 2016, JpGU meeting, Makuhari, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki, D. Sakakibara, S. Aoki, P. Evgeny and Y. Weidmann, Water properties and circulation in front of tidewater glaciers in northwest Greenland, 3-4, Mar. 2016, GRENE annual meeting, Tachikawa, Tokyo, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki and D. Sakakibara, Short-term variations in the dynamics of Bowdoin Glacier in northwestern Greenland, 3-4, Mar. 2016, GRENE annual meeting, Tachikawa, Tokyo, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, S. Tsutaki and D. Sakakibara, Seasonal variation in ice-front position of Bowdoin Glacier, northwest Greenland, 13-16 Sep. 2015, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Matsumoto, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, P. Skvarca, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki and N. Naito, Machanisms of frontal ablation change, Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia, 13-16 Sep. 2015, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Matsumoto, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara and P. Skvarca, "Seasonal variations in the ice-front position controlled by frontal ablation at Glaciar Perito Moreno, a freshwater calving glacier, Southern Patagonia Icefield", 10-11 Aug. 2015, Research meeting on the flow and variability of glaciers, Hokkaido University, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara and P. Skvarca, Seasonal variations in the thermal structures of proglacial lakes in the Southern Patagonia Icefield, 24-28 May 2015 JpGU meeting, Chiba, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, D. Sakakibara, Y. Ohashi, T. Sawagaki, N. Naito and P. Skvarca, "Analysis of calving tsunamis of Glaciar Perito Moreno in the Southern Patagonia Icefield", 16-17 May 2015, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Hokkaido Blanch Conference, Hokkaido University, oral

M Minowa, Martin Truffer "Variations in terminus position and velocity of Bowdoin Glacier by using time-lapse camera" 22-23 Mar. 2015, GRENE meeting, Tachikawa, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, P. Skvarca, D. Sakakibara, Y Ohashi, T. Sawagaki and N. Naito, Mechanisms of frontal position change in Glaciar Perito Moreno, Southern Patagonia Icefield, 20-23 Sep. 2014, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Hachinohe, Aomori, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, N. Naito, D. Sakakibara, M. Muto and P. Skvarca "Observations in the proglacial lake of Glaciar Viedma, Southern Patagonia Icefield" 20-21 Nov. 2013, Research meeting on glaciers and proglacial lakes in mid- and low-latitudes, Hokkaido University, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki, N. Naito, D. Sakakibara, M. Muto and P. Skvarca, Observations in the proglacial lake of Glaciar Viedma, Southern Patagonia Icefield, 17-20 Sep. 2013, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Kitami, poster

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama and P. Skvarca, Seasonal fluctuations in the terminus position of Glaciar Perito Moreno, Southern Patagonia Icefield,17-20 Sep. 2013, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Kitami, oral

M. Minowa, S. Sugiyama and P. Skvarca "Seasonal fluctuations in the terminus position of Glaciar Perito Moreno, Southern Patagonia Icefield", 28-29 Aug. 2013, Research meeting on the flow and variability of glaciers, Hokkaido University, oral

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki and P. Skvarca, Changes in frontal position and surface elevation of Glaciar Perito Moreno and Glaciar Ameghino, Patagonia, 17-18 May 2013, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Hokkaido Blanch Conference, oral

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, S. Matsuno, S. Sugiyama and T. Sawagaki "Variations in surface area and ice mass of ice caps and glaciers in the northwest Greenland", 22 Mar. 2013, GRENE meeting, Tachikawa, oral

M. Minowa, D. Sakakibara, S. Sugiyama, T. Sawagaki "Changes in frontal position and surface elevation of Glacier Perito Moreno and Glacier Ameghino, Patagonia", 23-27 Sep. 2012, The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice Conference, Hiroshima, oral

Education

2014 – 2017 Earth System Science, Hokkaido University, Ph. D. candidate

2012 – 2014 Earth System Science, Hokkaido University, master

2008 – 2012 Tokyo University of Agriculture

Job experiences

May. 2018 – JSPS Overseas Research Fellow, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia (Dr. Marius Schaefer)

Apr. 2018 – Jun. 2018 Academic Researcher, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University (Prof. Shin Sugiyama)

Nov. 2017 – Mar. 2018 59th Japanese Antarctica Research Expeditions

Apr. 2017 – Mar. 2018 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists PD (Prof. Shin Sugiyama)

May. 2017 – Sep. 2017 The Fellowships for Japanese Early Career Scientist and Graduate Students, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Prof. Martin Truffer)

Apr. 2016 – Mar. 2017 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC2 (Prof. Shin Sugiyama)

Jun. 2015 – Mar. 2016 Research Assistant, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University (Prof. Shin Sugiyama)

Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015 The Fellowships for Arctic Environmental Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Prof. Martin Truffer)

Jun. 2014 – Mar. 2015 Research Assistant, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University (Prof. Shin Sugiyama)

Field works, trips ...

October-November Southern Patagonia

Nov. 27 – Mar. 23, 2018 Langhovde Glacier [JARE 59] East Antarctica

Sep. 12 - 20, 2017 LeConte Glacier Alaska

May – Sep., 2017 University of Alaska, Fairbanks Alaska [report]

Apr. – May, 2017 Skiing and climbing in Hokkaido

Mar. 2 – 29, 2017 Glaciar Grey, Moreno and Viedma Patagonia

Feb. 27 – Mar. 7 2016 Glaciar Perito Moreno Patagonia (Argentina)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 26 2016 Livingstone Island (Johnsons Glacier) Antarctic Peninsula

Jan. 24 – Feb. 4 2016 Glaciar Grey Patagonia (Chile)

Jan. 11 – Jan. 22 2016 University of Oslo (Cryosphere modelling) Norway

Jul. 30 – Aug. 12 2015 Bowdoin Glacier and Qaanaaq Ice Cap Greenland

Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 2015 University of Alaska Fairbanks U.S. [proposal] [report] [北極通信]

Sep. 28 – Oct. 26 2014 Glaciar Perito Moreno and Upsala Patagonia (Argentina) [proposal]

Apr. 28 – Jun. 9 2014 Greenland Ice Sheet Greenland

Dec. 2 – Jan. 10 2014 Glaciar Perito Moreno, Upsala and Viedma Patagonia (Argentina)

Dec. 3 – Jan. 12 2013 Glaciar Perito Moreno, Upsala and Viedma Patagonia (Argentina)

Honors / Awards

May. 2016 特に優れた業績による奨学金返済免除 日本学生支援機構

Sep. 2015 Best poster presentation award The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice

May. 2014 特に優れた業績による奨学金返済免除 日本学生支援機構

Research Grants

Jun. 2018 新学術研究領域「南極の海と氷床」若手国際学会派遣事業

May. 2017 平成29年度低温科学研究所国際学会等発表助成

May. 2017 ArCS若手研究者海外派遣事業,「カービング氷河における末端消耗の比較研究」

Mar. 2016 国内外で開催される国際会議等出席促進事業 北海道大学

Jun. 2014 井上フィールド科学研究基金 ,「南パタゴニア氷原ペリート・モレノ氷河における冬季の氷河・氷河湖観測」 日本雪氷学会

Sep. 2014 ESR for Arctic Environmental Research GRENE Arctic Climate Change Research Project,「北極圏におけるカービング氷河と海洋や湖との相互作用の解明」

Research Tools

Matlab, Python, QGIS, LPS, Agisoft PhotoScan, Linux.....