Chasing Water: How ocean currents transport plastic and plankton around the globe

Erik van Sebille

Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Seminar Date: 
21. October 2019 - 11:15

The ocean is in constant motion, with water circulating within and flowing between basins. As the water moves around, it caries heat and nutrients, as well as planktonic organisms and plastic litter around the globe.

The most natural way to study the pathways of water and the connections between ocean basins is using particle trajectories. The trajectories can come from computing of virtual floats in high-resolution ocean models.

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