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San Diego Margin Perspective View

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Perspective view of San Diego multibeam bathymetry; see caption below.

Perspective view of the San Diego multibeam bathymetry (colored) looking southeast at the head of La Jolla Canyon. The profile below shows the cross-section of the canyon from A to B. The lower resolution bathymetry data (gray) is created from NOAA, National Ocean Service, hydrographic survey data. The land imagery in the background is a combination of Landsat-7 imagery and USGS DEMs. The distance across the bottom of the image is about 8.5 km. The vertical exaggeration is 2X.

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Schematic plot of profile of La Jolla Canyon across center of image above.

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