Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Mapping Program

Lower Lucia Canyon

The lower part of Lucia Canyon crosses the continental slope platform at a depth of about 1,800 meters to the north of the pockmark field. Here the seafloor gently dips 1.4º to the west and is sediment covered with isolated bedrock exposures. The western part of this mid-slope platform is marked by a steeper slope (7º) and forms the lower slope in this region, ranging from 2,000-3,500 meters. Many rills and landslide scars characterize the lower slope.

At the base of the lower slope, Lucia Canyon makes a 90° turn to the south and parallels the slope for at least 50 kilometers. In this area sediment overflow from the canyon forms levees and overbank deposits.

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Lower Lucia Canyon data—25 meter grid cell size
(geographic coordinates)

Grid Sun Illuminated Image Acoustic Reflectivity Image
at 1/2 grid cell size
grids\montereyf.asc.gz
grids\montereyf.asc.gz
geoTIFFS\sunshade\montereyf.tif
geoTIFFS\sunshade\montereyf.tif
geoTIFFS\backscatter\montereyf.tif
geoTIFFS\backscatter\montereyf.tif
Index Map Ascension
Slope
Monterey
Canyon
Sur Ridge/
Sur Canyon
Upper Lucia
Canyon
Lower Lucia
Canyon

Last updated: Oct. 08, 2013