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Assessment of surface microplastics abundance in the Mediterranean Sea collected aboard R/V Tara from 2014-06-03 to 2014-11-08 (NCEI Accession 0270530)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

This study assessed the load of surface microplastics (i.e. plastics less than 5mm, reported in unit of pieces/m^3) abundance at 124 sites in the Mediterranean Sea from 2014-06-03 to 2014-11-08. Microplastics data were collected aboard R/V Tara using manta net, towed at the top 10 cm of the sea surface with an average speed of 2.5-3 knots for 60 minutes. This dataset contains the results from all surface net tows, in a spreadsheet format.

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Metadata Date 2023-08-07T01:25:22Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) November 23, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-08-07T01:25:22Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) November 23, 2022 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0270530
Access Constraints Cite as: Pedrotti, Maria Luiza; Lombard, Fabien; Baudena, Alberto; Galgani, François; Elineau, Amanda; Petit, Stephanie; Henry, Maryvonne; Troublé, Romain; Reverdin, Gilles; Ser-Giacomi, Enrico; Kedzierski, Mikaël; Boss, Emmanuel; Gorsky, Gabriel (2022). Assessment of surface microplastics abundance in the Mediterranean Sea collected aboard R/V Tara from 2014-06-03 to 2014-11-08 (NCEI Accession 0270530). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0270530. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Bbox West Long -6.3806
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Temporal Extent Begin 2014-06-03
Temporal Extent End 2014-11-08

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