This Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image over Argentina was acquired on April 24, 2000, and
was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m
resolution "true color" bands. This image was presented on June 13, 2000 as a gift
to Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua by NASA Administrator Dan
Note the Parana River which runs due south from the top of the image
before turning east to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Note the yellowish
sediment from the Parana River mixing with the redish sediment from the
Uruguay River as it empties into the Rio de la Plata. The water level
of the Parana seems high, which could explain the high sediment
A variety of land surface features are visible in this image. To the
north, the greenish pixels show forest regions, as well as
characteristic clusters of rectangular patterns of agricultural fields.
In the lower left of the image, the lighter green pixels show
arable regions where there is grazing and farming.
(Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA GSFC)