Anna Mani – Google honors ‘Weather Woman of India’
The 104th birthday of renowned physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani (Weather Woman of India), who made significant contributions to meteorological instrumentation, is being commemorated by the Google Doodle today.
Anna Mani, a Syrian Christian who was born in Kerala in 1918, made numerous significant contributions to the fields of physics and meteorology. Her research aided India in producing accurate weather forecasts and created the foundation for the country to utilize renewable energy. Mani’s habit of reading books had a big impact on her job goals and motivations.
In 1987, she received the INSA K. R. Ramanathan Medal in honor of her exceptional contributions to science. Mani held important positions within the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization. She had served as the deputy director general of the Indian Meteorological Department.
Weather Woman of India
At the Thumba rocket launch complex, Anna built a weather observatory and an instrumentation tower. She belonged to the International Ozone Association as well. She has written a number of articles on the use of solar radiation, wind energy, and ozone.
Mani, a physics-obsessed woman who was born in Peermade, Kerala, in 1918, originally planned to pursue a career in dance but changed her mind after discovering her love for physics. She’s been a voracious reader her entire life.
Anna Mani was selected to serve as a Trustee for the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore after she retired. On August 16, 2001, she died.