Central institute for meteorology and Geodynamik

the central institute for meteorology and Geodynamik or ZAMG is the public meteorological and geophysical service of Austria.

The ZAMG is a subordinate agency of the Federal Ministry for education, science and culture. Beside the weather service also the earthquake recordings for completely Austria are accomplished.

By the partial legal capacity can it in addition, orders for private such as climatic research, soil and vibration examining and much different one accomplish.

Their seat is in Vienna - Döbling on the high control room. There are however still branch offices in the Lands of the Federal Republic.

The ZAMG decreases/goes back on emperors Franz Joseph , to 23. July 1851 the grant for the establishment of a central institute for meteorological and magnetic observations gave. Around the grant the Academy of Sciences searched on. First director/conductor of the institute was Karl Kreil, which was a director of the Prager observatory and at the same time physicist at the University of Vienna. It furnished a meteorological tracking system for the Austria Hungary at that time . Starting from 1865 daily weather charts were published. In the consequence built Heinrich of Ferstel the today's domicile on the high control room. Starting from 1877 also telegraphic weather forecasts were published completely from 60 stations Europe.

Starting from 1904 the ZAMG got also seismology transferred. Since at that time Institut has the today's name. In the time between the connection (Austria) and the end of war the weather service moved to Berlin. This was taken up however 1945 again to Vienna. 1957 were assigned the institute also research tasks and the area was substantially extended.

Today the ZAMG refers the weather forecasts from automated Wetterstationen completely Austria and accomplishes also current measurements for air pollution and passes these on to the federal warning center ministry of the Interior.


  • the central institute for meteorology and Geodynamik 1851 - 2001 of CH. Hammerl, W. Lenhardt, R. Stone field and P. Stone houses ISBN 3-7011-7437-7

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