Priroda microwave radiometer observations in the Southern Great Plains 1997 hydrology experiment
Priroda microwave radiometer satellite observations were acquired and analysed in conjunction with soil moisture and other important ground and meteorological observations. Priroda was a remote sensing module on the MIR Space Station. The experiment was a component of the Southern Great Plains 1997 (SGP97) hydrology experiment. Problems with the MIR platform during the experiment resulted in a very limited set of data. Priroda sensor performance and some analyses of soil moisture conditions were conducted. These results provide important information for utilizing Priroda data and for soil moisture algorithm development.