Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) study area

Incidence and distribution of Dengue has recorded a gradual increase in the South America, generating the need to implement early warning systems efficient and detailed. In the MATE project, the main aims is to use satellite imagery high spatial resolution, to create products for the epidemiological surveillance of dengue, and one of the study area is the city of Puerto Iguazu , Argentina (25 ° 36’S - 54 ° 35’O).


Puerto Iguazú has a “Humid Subtropical” climate (Cfa according to Köppen climate classification). Temperatures are warm in winter and hot in summer. There is no dry season and rainfall is abundant with every month receiving over 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain with the wettest month; November, receiving over 200 mm (7.9 inches) of rain on average. Precipitation falls mostly during convective storms. Due to abundant rainfall, rainforests surrounds Puerto Iguazú.

Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) have been recorded in the summer and temperatures below 0°C (32°F) are extremely rare but have been recorded in the winter.

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