Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 12, 11–19, 2021

Special issue: History of geophysical institutes and observatories

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 12, 11–19, 2021

  15 Jan 2021

15 Jan 2021

The history of the Geophysical Service of Austria

Wolfgang A. Lenhardt

Related authors

Seismic detection of rockslides at regional scale: examples from the Eastern Alps and feasibility of kurtosis-based event location
Florian Fuchs, Wolfgang Lenhardt, Götz Bokelmann, and the AlpArray Working Group
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 955–970,,, 2018
Short summary
"SeismoSAT" project results in connecting seismic data centres via satellite
Damiano Pesaresi, Wolfgang Lenhardt, Markus Rauch, Mladen Živčić, Rudolf Steiner, Michele Bertoni, and Heimo Delazer
Adv. Geosci., 41, 83–87,,, 2016
Short summary
Trans-national earthquake early warning (EEW) in north-eastern Italy, Slovenia and Austria: first experience with PRESTo at the CE3RN network
M. Picozzi, L. Elia, D. Pesaresi, A. Zollo, M. Mucciarelli, A. Gosar, W. Lenhardt, and M. Živčić
Adv. Geosci., 40, 51–61,,, 2015
The Interreg IV Italia-Austria "SeismoSAT" project: connecting seismic data centers via satellite
D. Pesaresi, W. Lenhardt, M. Rauch, M. Živčić, R. Steiner, P. Fabris, and M. Bertoni
Adv. Geosci., 36, 57–60,,, 2014
Short summary
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.