History of the Potsdam, Seddin and Niemegk Geomagnetic Observatories – First Part: Potsdam
- Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
Abstract. The measurement series of the 3 geomagnetic observatories Potsdam, Seddin and Niemegk span over more than 130 years, starting in 1890. It is one of the longest, almost uninterrupted series of recordings of the Earth’s magnetic field. Data users frequently emphasize the high quality of the data and its significance for geomagnetic base research. Very well-known outstanding geomagnetism scientists as Max Eschenhagen, Adolf Schmidt, Julius Bartels, Gerhard Fanselau and Horst Wiese directed the observatories during their existence. This paper describes the history of the Potsdam Observatory, which was in operation from 1890 until 1928.
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