Heat Wave in Argentina
A deadly heatwave left its signature on the land in Argentina. This map shows land surface temperatures between December 19-26, 2013, compared to average temperatures for the same period from 2000-2012. Nearly the entire country was much warmer than normal, with some locations more than 15°Celsius above average.
Argentina was in the midst of an intense two-week heatwave when the data for the map was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Read more
- NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from the Level 1 and Atmospheres Active Distribution System (LAADS). Caption by Holli Riebeek.