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Sea Education Association Research

"Vertical mixing of floating microplastics" Papers and Publications


Brunner, K., T. Kukulka, G. Proskurowski* and K. L. Law*, 2015. Passive buoyant tracers in the ocean surface boundary layer: 2. Observations and simulations of microplastic marine debris. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 7559-7573.

doi: 10.1002/2015JC010840

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Vertical Mixing of Floating Microplastics, Peer-reviewed publications


Kukulka, T., G. Proskurowski*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, D. W. Meyer^ and K. L. Law*, 2012. The effects of wind mixing on the vertical distribution of buoyant plastic debris. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L07601.

doi: 10.1029/2012GL051116

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Vertical Mixing of Floating Microplastics, Peer-reviewed publications


White, R. and M. Holleb, 2010. Abundance of Plastics at Varying Levels in the Water Column as a Result of Differing Wind Speeds. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-231, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Vertical Mixing of Floating Microplastics, Selected student research


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus