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16 February 2004 Hyperspectral atmospheric sounding
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The Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) is the first hyper-spectral remote sounding system to be orbited aboard a geosynchronous satellite. The GIFTS is designed to obtain revolutionary observations of the four dimensional atmospheric temperature, moisture, and wind structure as well as the distribution of the atmospheric trace gases, CO and O3. Although GIFTS will not be orbited until 2006-2008, a glimpse at the its measurement capabilities has been obtained by analyzing data from the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Airborne Sounder Test-bed- Interferometer (NAST-I) and Aqua satellite Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS). In this paper we review the GIFTS experiment and empirically assess measurement expectations based on meteorological profiles retrieved from the NAST aircraft and Aqua satellite AIRS spectral radiances.
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William L. Smith, Daniel K. Zhou, Henry E. Revercomb, Hung L. Huang, Poalo Antonelli, and Steven A. Mango "Hyperspectral atmospheric sounding", Proc. SPIE 5235, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VIII, (16 February 2004);

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