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Lakes and Steppes of Argentine Patagonia

38.9S 68W

April 8th, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 31st, 2012

The Neuquén (above) and Limay (below) rivers, which converge just below the image center, are flanked by green vegetation, while most of the rest of the region shows the tan steppes characteristic of Argentine Patagonia.

Several artificial reservoirs can be observed near the joining of the rivers: the largest, created by El Chocón Dam, is turquoise from sediments in its eastern section. To the north are two lakes that form part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly more green in color.

Group of Artificial Reservoirs by Confluence of Neuquén and Limay Rivers, Argentina

38.5S 68.5W

March 23rd, 2012 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Argentina - March 18th, 2011

A group of artificial reservoirs in the province of Neuquén, Argentina can be observed near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). Situated at their confluence is the city of Neuquén.

The largest of the lakes, showing a bright turquoise section, was created by the El Chocón Dam. The pair of lakes to the north this reservoir are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly more green in color than its neighbor. Finally, the small lake to the east of the former two is called Pellegrini Lake.

Argentine Coast from Bahía Blanca to Tierra del Fuego

42.5S 65.1W

December 24th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - December 22nd, 2011

Sediments can be observed off the Atlantic Coast of Argentina, near the city of Bahía Blanca (upper right). The coastline further south appears mostly sediment free, with the exception of a greenish tinge around the Valdés Peninsula. The full image stretches southward all the way to Tierra del Fuego.

Visible further inland are several lakes in the province of Neuquén. They lie near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). Also located at their confluence is the city of Neuquén.

Lakes Clustered Near Limay and Neuquén Rivers, Argentina – June 19th, 2011

38.9S 68W

June 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Argentina - May 23rd, 2011

This image focuses on a cluster of artificial reservoirs in the province of Neuquén, Argentina. They lie near the confluence of the Neuquén River (above) and the Limay River (below). Also located at their confluence is the city of Neuquén.

The lake covering the largest surface area, near the image center, was created by the El Chocón Dam. The two lakes to the north are part of the Cerros Colorados Complex; the western one of the pair is slightly lighter in color than its neighbor.

The small lake to the east of the pair is Pellegrini Lake. Finally, the lighter green lake shaped like a comet and tail in the upper right quadrant is the Casa de Piedra Lake.

Ash from Puyehue Volcano Over Neuquén and Buenos Aires, Argentina – June 17th, 2011

37.4S 65.3W

June 17th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Chile and Argentina - June 13th, 2011

Close-up of Volcano

Ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption, which began on June 4th, spreads from Chile, across Argentina, and out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The ash has precipitated over the Argentine cities of Villa la Angostura, Bariloche and the northern part of Chubut province.

Here, the ash cloud veils reservoirs by the confluence of the Neuquén and Limay Rivers in Neuquén province.  It reaches eastward to Bahía Blanca, and northeast to Buenos Aires, where it can be seen in the skies over the sediment-laden Rio de la Plata estuary.

 

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