National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) is an autonomous research laboratory fully funded by the Department of Space, Government of India and involved in carrying out fundamental and applied research in Atmospheric and Space Sciences.
The Research Institute was started in 1992 was named as National Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar Facility (NMRF). Over the years several complementary techniques such as Mie/Rayleigh Lidar, Lower atmospheric wind profiler, optical rain gauge, automated weather stations, etc. were added. The NMRF was then expanded into a research institute and renamed as National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) on September 2005.