Vice President’S Interaction with Scientists & Young Researchers of the NARL (Download PDF)

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Vice President of India at the inauguration function at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh called upon scientists and researchers to address pressing issues such as climate change, global warming and extreme weather events.

The global warming has caused extreme weather, cyclonic storms intense thunderstorms, torrential rain, and droughts.

Agriculture and Economy are affected due to change in weather and climate patterns.

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Interaction Overview

  • The challenges like an increase in high impact weather systems, water scarcity, drying up of rivers, growing pollution and survival threat to several animal and plant species due to climate change needs to be addressed by the Scientists.

  • The scientists should work on state-of-the-art observational instruments to generate high-quality data on climate models suitable for India’s tropical climate.

  • To guard against erroneous results generated by data from elsewhere and call for accurate assessment and prediction is the need of the hour.

  • The interaction with the global climatic patterns needs to be studied on a priority basis as the Indian subcontinent has distinct climatic zones.

  • In order to make a meaningful contribution to the climate action plan, there was a need for quality scientific data from all over the country and the globe pointing out that India has been an active member in the climate action plan right from the formation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change through to the latest Paris Accord.

  • ISRO and Department of Space has establishes a world-class laboratory for experimental atmospheric science and numerical & atmospheric research facilities in important climatic regions which have sparse or non-existent observations in the country.

  • NARL should produce literature on atmospheric science in a simplified manner for the benefit of school students so as to promote scientific temper from a young age.

  • The scientists should focus on accurately predicting the atmospheric behaviour and in addressing various challenges from climate change to poverty alleviation.

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory

  • The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) is an autonomous Research Institute funded by the Department of Space of the Government of India.

  • NARL deals with 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).

  • Many other facilities such as Mie/Rayleigh Lidar, Lower atmospheric wind profiler, optical rain gauge, disdrometer, automated weather stations etc. were added later on.

  • The NMRF was then expanded into a research institute and renamed as National Atmospheric Research Laboratory on 22 September.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 2, 2019

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