Modeling marine surface microplastic transport to assess optimal removal locations

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Sherman, Peter; Van Sebille, Erik;
(2016)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014006
  • Subject: Environmental Science(all) | MD Multidisciplinary | Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment | phytoplankton | microplastic | ocean gyre | Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences | ocean circulation | Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Marine plastic pollution is an ever-increasing problem that demands immediate mitigation and reduction plans. Here, a model based on satellite-tracked buoy observations and scaled to a large data set of observations on microplastic from surface trawls was used to simula... View more
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