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Sea Education Association Research

"Vertical mixing of floating microplastics" Papers and Publications


Donohue, J.*, K. L. Law*, E. Edson^ and K. Tremblay, 2018. Understanding wind-driven vertical mixing of microplastics. 6th International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA.

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


Kukulka, T., K. L. Law* and G. Proskurowski, 2016. Evidence for the influence of surface heat fluxes on turbulent mixing of microplastic marine debris. J. Phys. Ocean. 46, 809-815. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0242.1

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. 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 Unpublished student research paper, Class C-231, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.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