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Sediments and Phytoplankton by Argentine Patagonia

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June 9th, 2013 Category: Phytoplankton, Sediments MODISTerra

Argentina – June 8th, 2013

Sediments and phytoplankton can be seen off the coast of Argentine Patagonia. The greenish plume of color streaming northeastward off Peninsula Valdes (center) is likely caused by sediments, while the band of green containing swirled patterns that is parallel, but not connected to, the coast of the San Jorge Gulf (below), is likely due to phytoplankton.

Dust and Phytoplankton by Argentine Coast – December 11th, 2012

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December 11th, 2012 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day, Phytoplankton

Argentina – December 8th, 2012

A phytoplankton bloom that began off the coast of Argentine Patagonia in October can still be seen here, two months later (click here for previous images). The bloom is south of Peninsula Valdes (upper right quadrant). Some dust can also be seen blowing off the coast, just north of the bloom.

Dust or Ash Off Eastern Coast of Argentina

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September 26th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Argentina - September 7th, 2011

Some dust or perhaps ash from the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption in Chile can be seen in the air off the east coast of Argentina, east of Bahia Blanca and northeast of Peninsula Valdes.

Visible in the upper part of the image is the city of Buenos Aires, appearing as a tan area lighter than the surrounding landscape, on the shores of the Rio de la Plata Estuary.


Sediments Off Eastern Coast of Argentina

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September 7th, 2011 Category: Sediments, Volcanoes

Argentina - September 4th, 2011

Sediments line the eastern coast of Argentina, giving a greenish tinge to the waters near Peninsula Valdes (above) and in San Jorge Gulf (below).

Over the Atlantic Ocean east of the peninsula, a tan veil hangs in the air. This may be volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption in Chile, still blowing eastward and hovering in the air.

Ash From Puyehue Volcano Still in Air Off Argentine Coast – August 26th, 2011

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August 26th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Argentina - August 22nd, 2011

Volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption in Chile can still be seen hovering in the air off the coast of Argentina, south of Bahía Blanca and Peninsula Valdes, across the San Jorge Gulf, and past Punto Deseado.

Puyehue and Cordón Caulle are two coalesced volcanic vents that form a major mountain massif in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile. In volcanology this group is known as the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex (PCCVC). Four different volcanoes constitute the volcanic group or complex, the Cordillera Nevada caldera, the Pliocene Mencheca volcano, Cordón Caulle fissure vents and the Puyehue stratovolcano.