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  Sures Chandra Roy

Name Dr SC Roy
(Dr Sures Chandra Roy)
  Gender M
Birth 1899-03-01
Specialization Meteorology; Seismology.
  Year of Election 1940  
  Demise 09-12-1970

Sures Chandra Roy obtained DSc (1926) from University of London, UK. While in Indian Meteorological Service, he was In-charge, Colaba Observatory, Mumbai; Director, Burma Meteorological Service, Rangoon; Deputy Director-General, Administration and Instruments; and Director-General of Observatories, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi.

Academic and Research Achievements: A physicist to begin with, Roy specialized in meteorology and seismology. While In-charge of the Colaba observatory, he analyzed seismograms from Indian observatories. He brought in several new schemes: (i) establishing a network of radio-wind finding stations in India to make more precise observations; (ii) installing storm-detecting radars at principal airports; and (iii) setting up an improved meteorological organization in Assam, including the Meteorological Centre at Guwahati.

Other Contributions: Dr Roy will be remembered for the growth of meteorological services in India

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