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Multiple Fires in Paraguay and Argentina

26.2S 55.5W

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 North of Reservoir of Yacyretá Dam, Paraguay

25.4S 56.4W

April 18th, 2013 Category: Fires, Lakes

Paraguay – April 17th, 2013

Multiple plumes of smoke from fires in Paraguay can be seen north of the reservoir created by the Yacyretá Dam. The dam, also known as the Jasyretâ-Apipé Hydroelectric Power Station, is a dam and hydroelectric power plant built over the waterfalls of Jasyretâ-Apipé in the Paraná River, between the Argentine Province of Corrientes and the Paraguayan City of Ayolas.

Wetlands of Esteros del Iberá, Argentina

28.2S 57.1W

December 4th, 2012 Category: Wetlands

Argentina and Paraguay- December 2nd, 2012

This image shows the Iberá Wetlands or Iberá Provincial Nature Reserve (in Spanish, Esteros del Iberá), a mix of swamps, bogs, stagnant lakes, lagoons, natural slough and courses of water in the center and center-north of the province of Corrientes, Argentina.

The Esteros are the second-largest wetlands in world after Pantanal in Brazil. They are of pluvial origin, with a total area 15,000 to 20,000 km². Iberá is also one of the most important fresh water reservoirs in the continent. Visible in the upper part of the image is a reservoir along the Paraná River, on the border with Paraguay.

Fires in Bolivia and Paraguay

20.2S 61.4W

October 3rd, 2012 Category: Fires

Bolivia and Paraguay – October 1st, 2012

Plumes of smoke from fires in Bolivia and Paraguay blow mostly towards the south and southeast, although those at the upper right are carried northeastward by the wind. There is also a general, smoky haze over the right side of the image, while the left side, near the Andes Mountains, is clearer.

Plumes of Smoke from Fires in Brazil and Paraguay

22.5S 58.3W

October 2nd, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil and Paraguay – October 1st, 2012

Through a patchy, dotted veil of popcorn clouds, fires in Paraguay and Brazil release plumes of smoke that blow in a generally southeasterly direction. The fires may have been set for agricultural purposes, in order to clear land for new crops.