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Los Angeles Margin

Perspective view looking east

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Los Angeles Margin Perspective View of colored shaded-relief bathymetry

Perspective view looking east over Redondo submarine canyon in southern Santa Monica Bay. The distance across the bottom of the image is about 9 km with a vertical exaggeration of 6x. The canyon begins less than 160 m from shore just south of the Redondo Beach Harbor and incises over 420 m into the shelf (A) or about the same height as the Paloes Verdes Peninsula (440 m at B). The canyon ranges in width from 660m at its head to 3.2 km were it ends in the Santa Monica Basin. Download 300dpi TIFF image (19 MB)
 

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