Station Id: NEW
Location: Colville National Forest, WA
Latitude: 48.2649°N
Longitude: 117.1231°W
Geomagnetic Latitude: 54.45°N*
Geomagnetic Longitude: 306.35°E*
Elevation: 770 meters
Orientation: HDZF

* IGRF values as of 2015.

The Newport observatory sign.

Background

The Newport observatory was established in 1966. The site, located in the Colville National Forest outside of Newport, supports several geophysical operations, and is operated by the USGS under a special use permit with the US Forest Service.

Other Operations

Photos

Newport buildings
The variations building housing the flux-gate magnetometer.*
Absolutes and electronics buildings at Newport, WA magnetic
    observatory.
Absolutes and electronics buildings at Newport, WA magnetic observatory.*
The Newport observatory dedication, 11 June 1966.
The Newport observatory dedication, 11 June 1966. Left to right: V. Adm H. Arnold Karo, Dep Adm. ESSA (Environmental Science Services Administration); US Senator Henry M. Jackson, Washington State; Mayor David Sherman, Newport, Washington; US Congressman Thomas S. Foley, 5th Dist., Washington; R. Adm. James C. Tison, Jr., Director Coast and Geodetic Survey.
* Pictures courtesy of Jeff Fox.