THE RIO NEGRO DELTA
Delta ID # 67.
Contributed by Huh et al, 2004.
Rio Negro River delta, Argentina, South America
LOCATION LAT. 40°20’S, LONG. 63°34’W
LANDMASS DRAINED SOUTH AMERICA
BASIN OF DEPOSITION ATLANTIC
CLIMATE SUBTROPICAL STEPPE (BShw)
AIR TEMP RANGE 16°C – 26°C,
TYPE OF TIDE SEMIDIURNAL
ID 7227088000226250, PATH 227 ROW 88
IMAGE ACQUIRED SEPTEMBER 19, 2002
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.