Tihany Geophysical Observatory

Head of the observatory: András CSONTOS
Adress: 8237 Tihany, Kossuth L. u. 91.
Phone: (+36-87-) 448-501
Tihany Geophysical Observatory started its activity in the year 1955. Since that time the observatory has continuously recorded geomagnetic data. Geomagnetic measurement requires anomaly free geological environment, special buildings (the buildings have to be free of ferromagnetic material i.e. iron) and careful operation of unique instruments. Further important task is to ensure the satisfied environment of the measurement e.g.: temperature stability, uninterruptible power, lightning-safe solutions etc. The data acquisition is also a cardinal question because this system guarantees the correct time stamps of the samples and this system ensures the required digital format and data security of the recorded data.
We publish our data annually on INTERMAGNET’s CD-ROM in XYZ coordinate system (where X is horizontal and its direction is the true north, Y is the eastern component and Z is the vertical component of the total field (F) vector). All published data are reduced to the absolute pillar of the observatory.

Daily variation of the total magnetic field in Tihany.