Section 2.7: Near-surface Geophysics

Data & Services

Magnetotelluric instruments (GIPP-MT)

We operate the magnetotelluric component of the Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam (GIPP), which is part of GFZ's Modular Earth Science Infrastructure (MESI), to provide state-of-the-art geophysical instrumentation for the research of internal and external users. The magnetotelluirc instruments of the GIPP are kept and maintained on the premises of the Geomagnetic Observatory in Niemegk. We also run a permanent magnetotelluric remote reference station near Wittstock (Dosse).

Permanent Magnetotelluric Reference Station in Wittstock, Germany

The GFZ operates a magnetotelluric reference station. The reference station is located in an area that is only little disturbed by artificially generated electromagnetic signals. The data of the reference station can therefore be used to improve locally acquired magnetotelluric data in areas with higher electromagnetic noise levels. The time-series data are available since the year 2011.