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Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 24,328)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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141 news outlets
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15 blogs
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1 policy source
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906 tweeters
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7 Facebook pages
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Title
Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic
Published in
Nature Communications, April 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03825-5
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Authors

Ilka Peeken, Sebastian Primpke, Birte Beyer, Julia Gütermann, Christian Katlein, Thomas Krumpen, Melanie Bergmann, Laura Hehemann, Gunnar Gerdts

Abstract

Microplastics (MP) are recognized as a growing environmental hazard and have been identified as far as the remote Polar Regions, with particularly high concentrations of microplastics in sea ice. Little is known regarding the horizontal variability of MP within sea ice and how the underlying water body affects MP composition during sea ice growth. Here we show that sea ice MP has no uniform polymer composition and that, depending on the growth region and drift paths of the sea ice, unique MP patterns can be observed in different sea ice horizons. Thus even in remote regions such as the Arctic Ocean, certain MP indicate the presence of localized sources. Increasing exploitation of Arctic resources will likely lead to a higher MP load in the Arctic sea ice and will enhance the release of MP in the areas of strong seasonal sea ice melt and the outflow gateways.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 277 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 20%
Student > Master 45 16%
Researcher 44 16%
Student > Bachelor 38 14%
Unspecified 37 13%
Other 57 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 88 32%
Unspecified 57 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 30 11%
Engineering 14 5%
Other 38 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1741. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2019.
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#1,107
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#10
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