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Microplastics in 29 Great Lakes tributaries (2014-15)

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Start Date
2014-04-08
End Date
2015-05-12
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Citation

Baldwin, A.K., Corsi, S.R., and Mason, S.A., 2016, Microplastics in 29 Great Lakes tributaries (2014-15): U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ZC80ZP.

Summary

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: Baldwin, A.K., Corsi, S.R., and Mason, S.A., 2016, Plastic debris in 29 Great Lakes tributaries: Relations to watershed attributes and hydrology: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 50, no. 19, p. 10377–10385, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b02917.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Austin K Baldwin
Originator :
Austin K Baldwin, Steven R Corsi, Sherri A Mason
Metadata Contact :
Austin K Baldwin
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Idaho Water Science Center

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Microplastics_in_29_Great_Lakes_tributaries_2014_15.csv 86.51 KB
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Purpose

Data were obtained in order to assess the occurrence of microplastics in Great Lakes tributaries. This study was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
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  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
  • USGS Idaho Water Science Center

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