Dr. Jürgen Matzka
Geo- and Space Physicist, Founder and Managing Director
Geophysicist with strong operational and scientific background in geomagnetism, observation, space physics and space weather (ORCiD). Multiyear experience in consulting, contract research and commercial applications. As senior scientist at the research center GFZ, Jürgen is responsible for the Kp index, the new Hpo indices, and geomagnetic observatories world-wide. Worked at University Munich, Danish Meteorological Institute and Technical University of Denmark/DTU Space/National Space Institute. PhD from University Munich, Germany. Leomagnetic’s Founder and Managing Director speaks English, German, Danish.Find me on
Dr. Yosuke Yamazaki
Space and Atmospheric Physicist, Freelancer for Leomagnetics
Freelancer for Leomagnetics and our top expert in data analysis. Studies in-situ space environment observations from low-earth-orbiting satellites (wind, density, temperature, plasma parameters) and magnetometer data from ground and space. Prolific scientist (ORCiD). PhD from Kyushu University, Japan. Worked at NCAR, US, Lancaster University, UK, GFZ, Germany and now at IAP Kühlungsborn. Speaks English, Japanese and German.
M.Sc. Ina Rusch
Geophysicist and Leomagnetics’ versatile and energetic IT manager
B.Sc at TUBAF Freiberg and M.Sc. Kiel University, Germany. Spent 15 months in Antarctica supervising geomagnetic and seismological observatories, conducting research campaigns in the field, and keeping servers and IT systems running. Thinks always a few steps ahead. Python programmer, systematic and untiring back end/full stack developer (see example). Speaks English and German.
M. Sc. Marcos Vinicius Siqueira da Silva
Geophysicst, Programmer and Data Specialist, Freelancer for Leomagnetics
Geophysicist, geomagnetic observatory data calibration specialist, and dedicated and efficient programmer (GitHub). Creates excellent software and documentation. Studied at Observatório Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and now scientist at GFZ Potsdam. Provides freelancer services to Leomagnetics. Speaks English and Portuguese.
- Geomagnetic indices
- get the latest values Kp, Hp30 and Hp60 plots here
- geomagnetic indices, the classic Kp, see open access publication
- geomagnetic indices, the new high cadence Hpo (Hp30 and Hp60), see open access publication
- atmosphere/thermosphere models and geomagnetic indices, see open access publication
- organizing and distributing data, see Kp and Hpo web portal
- Prediction of geomagnetic indices
- Space plasma and winds from satellite data analysis
- LEO satellite study of thermospheric winds in 90 to 110 and 200 to 300 km, see open access publication here
- LEO multisatellite study of zonal thermospheric winds in 100 to 140 km and electrodynamics at the equator, see open access publication
- wind sheer in 90 to 120 km height and anomalous radio propagation, see open access publication
- planetary waves at 100 km height, see open access publication
- effect of the Hunga-Tonga volcanic explosion on thermosphere, ionosphere, see open access publication
- equatorial ionization anomaly, waves and the solar cycle, see open access publication
- Modeling the space environment
- Geomagnetic models
- International Geomagnetic Reference Field, see open access publication
- Geomagnetic observatories
- magnetic observations on ground and in space, see Space Science Reviews or request publication
- Ground-based and space-based assets, see Space Science Reviews or request publication
- Global network of geomagnetic observatories operated by GFZ Potsdam, see open access publication
- Geomagnetic observatory at the equator, Brazil, see open access publication
- Geomagnetic observatory on the remote Island Tristan da Cunha, preparation see open access publication
- Geomagnetic observatory on the remote Island Tristan da Cunha, operation see open access publication
- Geomagnetic instrumentation
We promote Sustainability
Space activities provide means to improve life on our planet. With our know-how on the space environment we can help keeping space clean, orbits sustainable and satellites alive.
Geomagnetic surveying methods are used to find minerals and metals. These are key materials that drive the energy transition. Geomagnetism is one of our core competences.
As a lean company, we have a small footprint. Wind energy fuels our virtual servers and their heat is not wasted, but used. We are enthusiastic about our new photovoltaic system and favor environmental friendly means of transportation. As often, less is more.
As a company with a global approach, we see merit in engaging with local and regional suppliers all over the world. We believe in talent and in empowering people everywhere on our planet.