Black Forest Observatory Schiltach

explore the elastogravitational free modes to enhance the understanding of the Earth's deep interior and study longperiodic and aperiodic variations of gravity

The Black Forest Observatory (BFO) is an interdisciplinary research facility to survey and analyze deformations of the earths body as well as changes in gravity and magnetic field of the earth. Since 1971 it is a joint facility of the institutes of geodesy and geophysics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Stuttgart. The observatory is located close to Schiltach in a former silver mine in the black forest. (German)

recent seismic data from BFO

STS-1 Seismometer at BFO



tide, tilt and air pressure from SG056 and ET-19 at BFO


Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig

Rudolf Widmer-Schnidrig

Scientific Employee

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