National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Former names
National MST Radar Facility
TypeResearch Institution
DirectorA.K. Patra

13°27′25″N 79°10′30″E / 13.457°N 79.175°E / 13.457; 79.175

The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory(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]


  1. ^ "National Atmospheric Research Laboratory". Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
  2. ^ "ISRO to set up 1,000 weather stations across the country". The Hindu. 23 September 2005. Archived from the original on 2 December 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2009.