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Sediments in Río de la Plata Estuary by Buenos Aires

34.6S 58.3W

June 20th, 2012 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - June 5th, 2012

Despite some dotted cloudcover, dense tan sediments in the Río de la Plata river and estuary are clearly visible in this image. The river is formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and Uruguay. The coasts of the Río de la Plata are the most densely populated areas of Argentina and Uruguay. Here, although the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo is blotted out by clouds, the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires is clearly visible on the southern shores of the estuary.

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