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Multiple Fires in Paraguay and Argentina

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May 14th, 2013 Category: Fires

Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina – May 10th, 2013

Several plumes of smoke can be seen from fires in Paraguay (left) and in the Argentine province of Misiones, which appears darker green than the surrounding terrain. The smoke from the fires in Paraguay is blowing south-southwest, while that of the fires in Argentina is blowing due south.

Fires in Misiones Province, Argentina – June 17th, 2012

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June 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Argentina - June 5th, 2012

Fires burning in the Argentine province of Misiones, easily identifiable by its dark green outline, release plumes of smoke towards the northeast. Visible north of the fires is a reservoir on the Paraná River on the Argentina-Paraguay border.

Rivers, Lakes and Lagoons In and Around Uruguay

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May 13th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil - May 13th, 2012

This image of South America stretches across Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. The Argentine border is basically demarcated by the Uruguay River, flowing down from the upper part of the image and joining with the Paraná River in the lower left quadrant to create the sediment-filled Rio de la Plata Estuary. The city of Buenos Aires is visible on the lower shores of the estuary.

In the upper part of the image, the outline of the Argentine province of Misiones appears dark green, in contrast with the surrounding terrain of Brazil (to the northeast) and Paraguay (to the northwest). Visible along the Paraguay border is the lake created by the Yacyretá Dam, a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé on the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Finally, visible in the lower right quadrant, by the Uruguay-Brazil border, are two large, sediment-filled lagoons: Laguna Merín (Lagoa Merim), shared by the two countries (below), and Lagoa dos Patos, located entirely in Brazil (above).

Lakes and Rivers by Triple Border Between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina

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May 7th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina - May 6th, 2012

Near the center of this image are the cities of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, and Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, by the triple border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Flowing towards the cities from the top center is the Paraná River, changing in color from brown with sediments to greenish blue in the large reservoir behind the Itaipu Dam, a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River.

Visible to the west, near the left edge, is the dark blue Rio Yguazú Lake. To the east, in the dark green vegetated area, the San Antonio River can be observed. It is a tributary of the Iguazu River, and forms the border between Misiones Province in Argentina and Paraná State in Brazil.

Fires Near Paraná River in Argentina and Brazil – March 20th, 2012

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March 20th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay - March 19th, 2011

The dark green area in the lower part of this image shows the border of Argentina’s Misiones Province. The province is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.

Visible to the north is the Paraná River, in Brazil. In the full image, a fire can be seen near the path of the river, releasing a plume of smoke to the southwest. Several other fires can also be seen in the lower half of the image, in and around Misiones.