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Plume of Dust Near Deseado River, Argentina

47.3S 67.6W

July 8th, 2010 Category: Dust Storms, Rivers

Argentina- June 29th, 2010

Argentina- June 29th, 2010

The Deseado River flows across the arid steppes of Santa Cruz province, in southern Argentine Patagonia. The river appears whitish tan, in contrast with the surrounding light brown landscape.

The river empties into the Atlantic Ocean by Puerto Deseado, after a course of approximately 380 miles (610 km) across the province. Greenish sediments can be seen along the shoreline by its mouth.

Upon opening the full image, a pale tan horizontal line can be seen crossing the landscape and the offshore sediments, going over the coast just north of Puerto Deseado. This line appears to be composed of dust, or could possibly be smoke although the former seems more probable due to the tan color. Its origin is a spot by a plateau south and west of a bend in the river.

Deseado River and Topography of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

47.7S 65.8W

June 21st, 2010 Category: Rivers

Argentina - June 6th, 2010

Argentina - June 6th, 2010

The Deseado River in southern Argentina appears as a whitish line cutting across the brown Patagonian terrain in the lower portion of this image. The river rises in Buenos Aires Lake in the Andes of southern Chile and Argentina. It flows generally eastward and southeastward through Santa Cruz province.

Near Koluel Kayke and Jaramillo it sometimes disappears into the dry soils of Patagonia, but it reemerges and empties into the Atlantic at Puerto Deseado. The total length of the Deseado is approximately 380 miles (610 km). It is used for irrigation along its lower course.

Upon opening the full image, many plateaus are visible inland, in the province of Santa Cruz. The terrain near the shore is flatter and criss-crossed by roads that appear as straight, light tan lines.

Sediments from the Deseado River Near Puerto Deseado, Argentina

47.7S 65.8W

March 23rd, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - February 25th, 2010

Argentina - February 25th, 2010

Greenish sediments spill past Puerto Deseado, originally called Port Desire, a city of about 15,000 inhabitants and a fishing port in Patagonia. The city is located in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, on the estuary of the Deseado River.

The Deseado River is born from the glacier-thaw Buenos Aires Lake on the northwestern part of the province at the Andes range, and travels for 615 km before reaching the Atlantic Coast. On its way southeast, its water is tapped for irrigation.

The river sometimes disappears under the arid terrain, to re-emerge before reaching Puerto Deseado on Santa Cruz’s coastline, where it produces a deep-water natural port.