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Evidence that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic
Ocean plastic can persist in sea surface waters, eventually accumulating in remote areas of the world’s oceans. Here we characterise and quantify a major ocean plastic accumulation zone formed inExpand
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The vertical distribution of buoyant plastics at sea: an observational study in the North Atlantic Gyre
Abstract. Millimetre-sized plastics are numerically abundant and widespread across the world's ocean surface. These buoyant macroscopic particles can be mixed within the upper water column byExpand
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The effect of particle properties on the depth profile of buoyant plastics in the ocean
Most studies on buoyant microplastics in the marine environment rely on sea surface sampling. Consequently, microplastic amounts can be underestimated, as turbulence leads to vertical mixing. ModelsExpand
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The F factor: Ocean climatology and internal‐wave acoustic effects
The strength of acoustic fluctuations due to internal waves is affected by the temperature‐salinity relation of an oceanic region. We define an acoustic fluctuation strength parameter F as the ratioExpand