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Microplastics in 29 Great Lakes tributaries (2014-15)

June 8, 2016

This dataset describes the quantity and morphology of floating microplastics in 29 Great Lakes tributaries in 6 states. Samples were collected in spring 2014 spring 2015. Each tributary was sampled three to four times, capturing low-flow and runoff-event conditions. Sampling and analysis methods are described in the .xml metadata file. These data are interpreted in a journal article (pending).

Publication Year 2016
Title Microplastics in 29 Great Lakes tributaries (2014-15)
DOI 10.5066/F7ZC80ZP
Authors Austin K Baldwin, Steven R Corsi, Sherri A. Mason
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Idaho Water Science Center