British Glaciological Society


    IN 1936 the Association for the Study of Snow and Ice was formed, the primary object of which was “to encourage research on, and stimulate interest in, the practical and scientific problems of snow and ice”. Since then, the Association has broadened its activities. For example, it is the responsible body for nominating members of the British group of the International Commission of Snow and Glaciers, which is one of the commissions of the International Association of Hydrology in the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics ; and it is resuming its annual survey of snowfall in the British Isles. A change in name has now been decided upon, and the Association will be known in future as the British Glaciological Society. Meetings are held at about three-monthly intervals in London, Cambridge and other places, and the papers with their discussions are printed and circulated in the Society's journal, which among other features contains a useful glaciological bibliography. Membership of the Society is open to all who have scientific, practical or general interest in any aspect of snow and ice study, and is by nomination. Further particulars may be obtained from the Assistant Secretary, British Glaciological Society, temporary address, c/o Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London, S.W.7.

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    British Glaciological Society. Nature 157, 508–509 (1946) doi:10.1038/157508d0

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