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Microplastics concentration collected from R/V New Horizon and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in Northeast Pacific Ocean from 1972-04-25 to 2010-10-28 (NCEI Accession 0253448)

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

This dataset quantifies the distribution, and abundance of microplastics in the northeastern Pacific. Data was collected aboard R/V New Horizon and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer using neuston and manta nets and is in a spreadsheet format. This dataset includes the results from 235 tows, collected under different programs over 38 years. The ships traveled at about 18.5 km/hr, with tows spaced approximately 74-111 km apart. Mean concentration of microplastics for the dataset is 2.18 particles/m3.

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Metadata Date 2023-06-25T16:01:39Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) May 12, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-06-25T16:01:39Z
Metadata Created Date March 17, 2023
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) May 12, 2022 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0253448
Access Constraints Cite as: Goldstein, Miriam; Titmus, Andrew; Ford, Michael (2022). Microplastics concentration collected from R/V New Horizon and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer in Northeast Pacific Ocean from 1972-04-25 to 2010-10-28 (NCEI Accession 0253448). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0253448. 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 South Lat .183
Bbox West Long -155.067
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Metadata Language eng
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1972-04-25
Temporal Extent End 2010-10-28

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