Rio de la Plata Estuary

Image captured on 6 July 2021, by the MODIS instrument, aboard the Terra satellite.

Rio de la Plata on 6 July 2021 (Terra/MODIS)

True color corrected reflectance image of the Rio de la Plata estuary, between Argentina and Uruguay in South America. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The estuary is at the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Parana River and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. River sediments from the rivers cause the brown waters.

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