THE WORLD DELTA DATABASE

THE RIO NEGRO DELTA

 

Delta ID     # 67.


Contributed by Huh et al, 2004.

Rio Negro River delta, Argentina, South America

LOCATION LAT. 4020S, LONG. 6334W

LANDMASS DRAINED SOUTH AMERICA

BASIN OF DEPOSITION ATLANTIC

CLIMATE SUBTROPICAL STEPPE (BShw)

AIR TEMP RANGE 16C 26C,

TYPE OF TIDE SEMIDIURNAL

ID 7227088000226250, PATH 227 ROW 88

IMAGE ACQUIRED SEPTEMBER 19, 2002


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The Rio Negro is the major northern tributary of the Amazon draining the eastern slope of the Oriental [Andes].  It joins with the Solimoes River at Manus to form the Amazonas, the worlds largest river. The Rio Negro is unique in that the slope of the Lower Amazonas is only about 2 to 3 cm/km.  This creates a delta rather than a flood plain.