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Hyperspectral satellite remote sounding: expectations based on simulation with high-altitude aircraft measurements
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Paper Abstract

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 2005, a glimpse at its measurement capabilities has been obtained by analyzing data from a series of aircraft flights of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Airborne Sounder Test-bed- Interferometer (NAST-I). In this paper we review the GIFTS experiment and empirically assess measurement expectations based on meteorological profiles retrieved from the aircraft data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4897, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications, (16 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467591
Show Author Affiliations
William L. Smith, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Daniel K. Zhou, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Henry E. Revercomb, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Hung Lung Huang, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Stephen A. Mango, NPOESS Integrated Program Office (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4897:
Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Instruments and Applications
Allen M. Larar; Qingxi Tong; Makoto Suzuki, Editor(s)

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