A Historical Perspective of Tropical Cyclone Research
Abstract: The monitoring, prediction and forecast of tropical cyclones (TCs) over the northern Indian Ocean (NIO) basin goes back 150 years. A historical account of the developments is presented here, along with the present status of early warning systems.

The authors are former Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Head (RSMC), IMD, New Delhi, respectively. drsikka@yahoo.com