Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
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History of the Potsdam, Seddin and Niemegk geomagnetic observatories – Part 1: Potsdam
- Final revised paper (published on 21 Feb 2023)
- Preprint (discussion started on 06 Dec 2022)
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RC1: 'Comment on hgss-2022-14', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Dec 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hans-Joachim Linthe, 16 Jan 2023
RC2: 'Comment on hgss-2022-14', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2023
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hans-Joachim Linthe, 16 Jan 2023
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Jan 2023) by Kristian Schlegel
AR by Hans-Joachim Linthe on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2023)  Author's response
EF by Daria Karpachova (31 Jan 2023) Manuscript
EF by Daria Karpachova (31 Jan 2023) Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2023) by Kristian Schlegel
The scientific and historical approach is valid. The historical measurement series are among the oldest sistematic observations of the geomagnetic field which provide relevant information regarding its long-term evolution.
The paper presents a lot of old documents, sketches, not adequately inventoried until now. This should be a considerable benefit in rescuing the history of Potsdam Observatory before these facts may be lost.
A lot of geoscientists involved in running the observatory, especially Adolf Schmidt, were pioneering scientists in geomagnetism and their work is of great importance today.
Bottom of the line, the theme of the manuscript is valuable, relevant and of interest to the geomagnetic community. It is correctly structured and written, without repetition of ideas or lack of elements.
Some of the minor technical corrections I propose are in the captions of the figures:
Page 11, Fig. 1. ..Hellmann, 1912 .remove Fig. 19
Page 11, Fig. 2. ....Hellmann, 1912 remove Fig. 20
Page 12, Fig. 3. .....Hellmann, 1912 remove Fig. 23
Page 13, Fig. 5. .......Left: remove the second : and .... Hellmann, 1912 remove Fig. 25
Page 13, Fig. 6. .....Hellmann, 1912 remove Fig. 21
Page 14, Fig. 7. .....Hellmann, 1912 remove Fig. 22
Page 14, Fig. 8. .....Bock, 1928 remove Fig. 1