I. Argentina

I. Argentina

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/NIMA

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1817


This region of the Andes Mountains, south of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, shows the steep-sided valleys and other distinctive landforms carved by Pleistocene glaciers. Elevations here range from about 700 to 2440 meters (2,300 to 8,000 feet). This region is very active tectonically and volcanically, and the landforms provide a record of the changes that have occurred over many thousands of years. Large lakes fill the broad mountain valleys and the spectacular scenery makes this area a popular resort destination for Argentinians.
This false-color image was acquired by the first Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).
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