National Atmospheric Research Laboratory

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National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Former names
National MST Radar Facility
Type Research Institution
Established 1992
Director Prof. A. Jayaraman
Location Gadanki, Andhra Pradesh, India
13°27′25″N 79°10′30″E / 13.457°N 79.175°E / 13.457; 79.175

The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (Hindi: 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]