The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris

van Sebille, E; Aliani, S; Law, KL; Maximenko, N; Alsina, JM; Bagaev, A; Bergmann, M; Chapron, B; Chubarenko, I; Cózar, A; Delandmeter, P; Egger, M; Fox-Kemper, B; Garaba, SP; Goddijn-Murphy, L; Hardesty, BD; Hoffman, MJ; Isobe, A; Jongedijk, CE; Kaandorp, MLA; Khatmullina, L; Koelmans, A A; Kukulka, T; Laufkötter, C; Lebreton, L; Lobelle, D; Maes, C; Martinez-Vicente, V; Morales Maqueda, MA; Poulain-Zarcos, M; Rodríguez, E; Ryan, PG; Shanks, AL; Shim, WJ; Suaria, G; Thiel, M; van den Bremer, TS; Wichmann, D. 2020 The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. Environmental Research Letters, 15 (2). 023003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d7d

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Abstract/Summary

Marineplasticdebrisfloatingontheoceansurfaceisamajorenvironmentalproblem.However,its distributionintheoceanispoorlymapped,andmostoftheplasticwasteestimatedtohaveenteredthe oceanfromlandisunaccountedfor.Betterunderstandingofhowplasticdebrisistransportedfrom coastalandmarinesourcesiscrucialtoquantifyandclosetheglobalinventoryofmarineplastics, whichinturnrepresentscriticalinformationformitigationorpolicystrategies.Atthesametime, plasticisauniquetracerthatprovidesanopportunitytolearnmoreaboutthephysicsanddynamicsof ouroceanacrossmultiplescales,fromtheEkmanconvergenceinbasin-scalegyrestoindividualwaves inthesurfzone.Inthisreview,wecomprehensivelydiscusswhatisknownaboutthedifferent processesthatgovernthetransportoffloatingmarineplasticdebrisinboththeopenoceanandthe coastalzones,basedonthepublishedliteratureandreferringtoinsightsfromneighbouringfieldssuch asoilspilldispersion,marinesafetyrecovery,planktonconnectivity,andothers.Wediscusshow measurementsofmarineplastics(bothinsituandinthelaboratory),remotesensing,andnumerical simulationscanelucidatetheseprocessesandtheirinteractionsacrossspatio-temporalscales.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Earth Observation Science and Applications
Depositing User: S Hawkins
Date made live: 10 Mar 2020 16:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 10:02
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8898

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