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Perspective view of the Northeastern Channel Islands multibeam bathymetry looking north towards Ventura and Port Hueneme at the eastern end of the Santa Barbara Channel (arrow 6 on location map). In the center of the channel in about 230 m water depth are a field of bedform-like features. The larger features at A-A' have wavelengths on the order of 50 - 125 m with heights of about 3 - 12 m (see profile A-A' below). The smaller features at B-B' have lower relief (1 - 4 m), but have longer wavelengths of 200 m (see profile B-B' below). The distance across the bottom of the image is approximately 12 km. The vertical exaggeration is 2X.
Profile A-A' in figure 6 above. The profile crosses water depths from 224 - 246 m over a distance of about 1400 m.
Profile B-B' in figure 6 above. The profile crosses water depths from 224 - 232 m over a distance of about 1500 m.