Indian professor receives UN meteorological prize

2 November 2006

An Indian professor who has pioneered research on meteorological instruments and methods for observation, a field that is fundamental in the safe landing of aircraft, has been awarded a prestigious United Nations prize for the most outstanding research paper in the field.

Joseph P. Pichamuthu, Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology in Bangalore who developed a way to compute the true visual range in any direction under any weather condition, was presented with the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Vilho Väisälä Award on Monday.

The prize, established by WMO in 1985, consists of a diploma, a medal and $5,000.


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