Sad news - IGS Honorary Member Professor Keiji Higuchi

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Sad news - IGS Honorary Member Professor Keiji Higuchi

Magnus Magnusson

Dear Cryolist members


It is with great sadness that the IGS reports the death of Keiji Higuchi, Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University. He was made an Honorary Member of the Society in 2016.


His contribution to glaciology has many aspects, but notably in the polymorphic characteristics of snow crystals; pioneer initiative in the tropical glaciology in the Himalayas, including initiating the work of glacier inventory in the Himalayas, introducing glaciology to tropical scientists. But above all his lasting legacy is the introduction of young scientists to Himalayan glaciology.

You can see a brief obituary on the IGS website A more detailed one will appear there shortly.


All the best




Magnús Már Magnússon

Secretary General

International Glaciological Society

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