stokes drift

Various types and sizes of plastics collected from the Kinnickinnic River, Milwaukee, WI. Photo: S. Mason, State University of New York at Fredonia. Public domain. Source: USGS.

Stokes Drift Is Pushing Microplastics Towards the Arctic

Caitlin Dempsey

A recent publication in JGR Oceans took a look at how the physical processes of oceans affect the distribution of micro plastics around the world.