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Popcorn Clouds Near Amazon River Mouth, Brazil

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September 23rd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Rivers, Sediments

Brazil - September 21st, 2011

Popcorn clouds hovering in the skies over the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest help to highlight the channels of the Amazon River. The river’s mouth can be seen near the image center, where dense brown sediments are being released into the Atlantic Ocean.

The definition of where exactly the mouth of the Amazon is located, and how wide it is, a matter of dispute, because of the area’s peculiar geography. The Par√° and the Amazon are connected by a series of river channels called furos near the town of Breves; between them lies Maraj√≥, an island almost the size of Switzerland that is the world’s largest combined river/sea island.

 

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