Modeling marine surface microplastic transport to assess optimal removal locations

Article English OPEN
Sherman, P; Van Sebille, E;
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
  • 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
  • References (23)
    23 references, page 1 of 3

    APEC 2009 Understanding the Economic Benefits and Costs of Controlling Marine Debris in the APEC Region Marine Resources Conservation Working Group

    Barnes D, Galgani F, Thompson R and Barlaz M 2009 Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364 1985-98

    Behrenfeld M J and Boss E 2006 Beam attenuation and chlorophyll concentration as alternative optical indices of phytoplankton biomass J. Mar. Res. 64 431-51

    Behrenfeld M J and Falkowski P G 1997 Photosynthetic rates derived from satellite-based chlorophyll concentration Limnol. Oceanogr. 42 1-20

    Cole M et al 2013 Microplastic ingestion by Zooplankton Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 6646-55

    Dellnitz M, Froyland G, Horenkamp C, Padberg-Gehle K and Sen Gupta A 2009 Seasonal variability of the subpolar gyres in the Southern ocean: a numerical investigation based on transfer operators Nonlinear Process. Geophys. 16 655-64

    Eriksen M et al 2014 Plastic pollution in the world's oceans: more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250 000 tons afloat at sea PLoS One 9 e111913

    Froyland G, Padberg K, England M H and Treguier A-M 2007 Detection of coherent oceanic structures via transfer operators Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 224503

    Gregory M R 2009 Environmental implications of plastic debris in marine settings-entanglement, ingestion, smothering, hangers-on, hitch-hiking and alien invasions Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364 2013-25

    Jambeck J R et al 2015 Marine pollution, plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean Science 347 768-71

  • Related Research Results (1)
  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark