Mount Aconcagua, summit of the Americas, Argentina

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 29 January 2017 at 14:37:51 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 04 April 2018 at 14:37:51 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 26 November 2019 at 09:55:46 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 26 November 2019 at 09:56:11 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Mountain range, Pacific Ring of Fire, subduction, glacier, cryosphere, Argentina, Chile
Fig. 1 - S2 (29.01.2017) - Mount Aconcagua lies in Argentina, north-west 110km of Santiago, Chile's capital city, and 135km west of the Southern Pacific Ocean.
Fig. 2 - S1 (26.11.2019) - It is located 15 km from the border with Chile but lies on the Argentinian side within the Atlantic-leading Colorado River watershed.
Fig. 3 - S2 (29.01.2017) - Aconcagua used to be an active stratovolcano, it was created by the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate.
Fig. 4 - S2 (04.04.2018) - The climate is arid and the snow cover tenuous, despite the existence of some modest glaciers.
It overlooks a vast provincial park protecting animal species typical of the cordillera, especially the Andean condor and the guanaco, as well as rare and fragile vegetation.
Fig. 5 - S1 (26.11.2019) - At 6960m, it is the highest summit outside Asia and the second most prominent mountain in the World.