In India, application of radar technology to meteorological observations and research was initiated in the India Meteorological Department (IMD) with the acquisition of war surplus equipment in the late 1940s. This equipment proved very helpful in the initial learning process. Credit is due to the farsightedness and enthusiasm of those who saw the potential of the new technology and devoted their time and labor to study the equipment, repair or modify it, and use it for meteorological observations and research. The most noteworthy names in this regard are Dr. L.S. Mathur, then Meteorologist (Technical) in the office of the Deputy Director General (Instruments), for recognizing and seizing this opportunity, and Dr. S.K. Banerji, then Director General of IMD, for supporting Dr. Mathur in this endeavor.
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- Radar Meteorology in India: A Brief Historical Perspective
S. M. Kulshrestha
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