Adolf Schmidt Observatory for Geomagnetism (NGK)

Aerial view of Niemegk observatory area.
Aerial view of Niemegk observatory area.

The Adolf-Schmidt-Observatory for Geomagnetism in Niemegk is operated by the GFZ since 1992. It belongs to Section 2.3, Geomagnetism. Further magnetic observatories are operated in international co-operations from here. The main objective of the observatory is to continuously measure the geomagnetic field, in order to study the dynamics of the Earth´s magnetic field and its interactions with System Earth. Since 1930, the observatory is located 50 km SW of Potsdam, ensuring the continuation of the measurements started in Potsdam in 1887.

The observatory data contributes to: 

The Niemegk observatory is member of the INTERMAGNET programm.

Location: Germany

Geographic Coordinates:
Latitude: 52.07 N   Longitude: 12.68 E   Altitude: 78 m

Geomagnetic Coordinates:
Latitude: 51.84 N   Longitude: 97.71 E

The geomagnetic Coordinates refer to IGRF-11 for 2010.

Contact

Profile photo of  Dr. Jürgen Matzka

Dr. Jürgen Matzka
Geomagnetism

Lindenstr. 7
Building H 1, room 101
14823 Niemegk
tel. +49 33843 624-18

Contact

Mr. Dr. Achim Morschhauser
Geomagnetism

Lindenstr. 7
Building H 1, room 103
14823 Niemegk
tel. +49 331 288-1955

Approach to Niemegk