GIFTS Science Support

Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer


The Geostationary Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) project involves new imager/sounder instrument technology that will revolutionize our ability to measure, understand, and predict the earth-atmosphere system. The NASA New Millennium program funds GIFTS instrument development; NOAA provides data management and algorithm support, using experience with GIFTS to reduce risk as they prepare for GOES-R, the next generation of operational instruments. CIMSS plays an integral role in the development and success of the program, from instrument studies to data processing and management to applications software that extracts atmospheric and surface information from the measurements.

Contact information

SSEC Public Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-6750
Fax: (608) 262-5974
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Principal Investigator

Funding contributors and acknowledgements


July 14, 2005