Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
15 Jan 2021
 | 15 Jan 2021

The history of the Geophysical Service of Austria

Wolfgang A. Lenhardt

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The historical development of the Geophysical Service of Austria, comprising the national geomagnetic, gravimetric and seismological services as well as the Applied Geophysics Section located at the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) in Vienna in Austria, is presented. Achievements, changes and challenges of the department from its modest beginning in 1851 until 2020 are described, including the Conrad Observatory.