Tsumeb, Namibia / NWU

Tsumeb Geophysical Station, Namibia

The 18NM64 neutron monitor operates at a research station, established by the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy in 1957 for ionospheric observations during the IGY. Presently, the station is maintained by the Geological Survey of Namibia. The station is situated about 12 kilometers north-west from the town of Tsumeb, in the northern part of Namibia.


DetectorStandard 18-NM64 neutron monitor
Geographic latitude19.20° S
Geographic longitude17.58° E
Altitude1240 m asl
Effective vertical cutoff rigidity9.15 GV
In operation since:1976

Detailed station information


Contact person: Dutoit.Strauss@nwu.ac.za