Flyby Movie of Santa Monica Bay

This is a Quicktime movie flying through the shaded relief image of SantaMonica Bay. Many web browsers are capable of viewing Quicktime movies. Ifthis movie does not run on your system and you are on a Macintosh or runningWindows 95/98/NT try downloading the Quicktime movie playing program from this time, (1999) to our knowledge UNIX platforms cannot run Quicktimedirectly. But there is a program called XANIM available at can be compiled on UNIX platforms to view Quicktime movies.

WARNING" - This is a large file (44mb) soit may take a few minutes to download.

If the movie is running, you can either watch the whole movie by clickingon the arrow in the bottom left corner of the movie window, or scroll throughscene by scene with the forward and back arrows in the bottom right cornerof the window. The black areas between the land and offshore region, aswell as the area farthest offshore are areas unmapped by the multibeam system.

The movie begins with an overview of Santa Monica Bay. It descends tothe north, flying towards channels incised into the shelf offshore of theSanta Monica Mountains. The movie pans to the east and south, looking atsmaller channels incised into the center portion of the bay. Santa MonicaCanyon first comes into view, and then Redondo Canyon. The movie descendsand flies up Redondo Canyon. Towards the head of the canyon, the movie againpans to the south, across Paloes Verdes hills and over the steep slope shelfoffshore Palos Verdes. This slope is also incised with channels. Finallythe movie ends as it moves offshore to give a final overview of the bay.

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