Absolute building and variometer house

Geomagnetic Observatory Tristan da Cunha (TDC)

The Geomagnetische Observatory Tristan da Cunha was opened in October 2009 and is operated by the GFZ. The geomagnetic field intensity and directions are continously recorded at the observatory since 2009. The observatory is member of the INTERMAGNET program.

Location: Tristan da Cunha

Geographic Coordinates:
Latitude: - 37.067 N   Longitude: 347.685 E   Altitude: 42 m
Geomagnetic Coordinates:
Latitude: -  41.35 N   Longitude: 67.20 E

The geomagnetic Coordinates refer to IGRF-11 for 2010.


Data are available on request or over the INTERMAGNET program.   


Profile photo of  Dr. Jürgen Matzka

Dr. Jürgen Matzka

Lindenstr. 7
Building H 1, room 213
14823 Niemegk
tel. +49 33843 624-18


Mr. Dr. Achim Morschhauser

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

Cooperation partner

DTU Space
Technical University of Denmark
Elektrovej 237
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

T: +45 4525 9500