Transition paths of marine debris and the stability of the garbage patches.

  title={Transition paths of marine debris and the stability of the garbage patches.},
  author={Philippe Miron and Francisco J Beron-Vera and Luzie Helfmann and P{\'e}ter Koltai},
  volume={31 3},
We used transition path theory (TPT) to infer "reactive" pathways of floating marine debris trajectories. The TPT analysis was applied on a pollution-aware time-homogeneous Markov chain model constructed from trajectories produced by satellite-tracked undrogued buoys from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Global Drifter Program. The latter involved coping with the openness of the system in physical space, which further required an adaptation of the standard TPT setting… 
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