National Atmospheric Research Laboratory

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Established 1992
Type Research Institution
Director Prof. A. Jayaraman
Location Gadanki, Andhra Pradesh, India
13°29′N 79°11′E / 13.48°N 79.18°E / 13.48; 79.18
Former names National MST Radar Facility

The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory [or राष्ट्रीय वायुमण्डलीय अनुसंधान प्रयोगशाला] (NARL) is an autonomous Research Institute funded by the Department of Space of the Government of India.[1] NARL is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. The research institute was started in 1992 as National Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar Facility (NMRF). Over the years many other facilities such as Mie/Rayleigh Lidar, Lower atmospheric wind profiler, optical rain gauge, disdrometer, automated weather stations etc. were added. The NMRF was then expanded into a research institute and renamed as National Atmospheric Research Laboratory on 22 September 2005.[2]


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  2. ^ "ISRO to set up 1,000 weather stations across the country" (in en). The Hindu. 2005-09-23. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 

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