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The Pampas and Sediments Near Bahía Blanca, Argentina

37S 64.1W

July 6th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Argentina - June 17th, 2011

Sediments line the coast near Bahía Blanca, Argentina, giving the waters there a greenish tinge. While the land near the shore and in the upper right quadrant is part of Buenos Aires Province, that in the upper left quadrant is part of La Pampa province, and that to the lower left is in Neuquén province.

Situated in the middle of the pampas, the low, flat steppe receives 500 mm of rain a year, diminishing towards the West. The low humidity and temperate weather result in high contrast in temperature between day and night, which is reflected in the vegetation of the region.

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