Western Coastal and Marine Geology

U.S. Geological Survey
General Information Product 87
Version 1.0

Sea Floor off San Diego, California

[Postcard]

By Peter Dartnell and Helen Gibbons

2009

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Ocean-floor image generated from multibeam-bathymetry data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Scripps Institution of Oceanography; California State University, Monterey Bay; and Fugro Pelagos. To learn more, visit http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2007/2959/.

View eastward. Elevations color coded, from purple (deep) to pale blue (shallow). Lower right: ridge capped by Coronado Bank is separated from the continental shelf by Loma Sea Valley. Left of center: La Jolla submarine canyon and fan with meandering channel. Land from satellite imagery draped over USGS digital elevation models (DEMs). Distance across bottom of image is about 30 km (20 mi); vertical exaggeration is 2X.

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