Distribution of Small Plastic Debris in Cross-section and High Strandline on Heungnam Beach, South Korea SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Distribution of Small Plastic Debris in Cross-section and High Strandline on Heungnam Beach, South Korea
Author(s)
Heo, Nak Won; Hong, Sang Hee; Han, Gi Myung; Hong, Sunwook; Lee, Jongmyoung; Song, Young Kyung; Jang, Mi; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Jang, Mi(장미)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2013-06
Abstract
The spatial distribution of small plastic debris on Heungnam beach in February 2011 was investigated. The abundances of small plastic debris over 2 mm in size along the high strandline and cross-sectional line of the beach were determined. The mean abundances of small plastics were 976 +/- 405 particles/m(2) at the high strandline in the upper tidal zone along the shoreline and 473 +/- 866 particles/m(2) at the cross-section perpendicular to the shoreline. Specifically, styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) spherules accounted for 90.7% of the total plastic abundance in the high strandline and 96.3% in the cross-section. The spatial distribution patterns of small plastic debris differed between the high strandline and cross-sectional line. The cross-sectional distribution of small plastic abundance differed among plastic types, indicating that representative sampling of small plastic debris on a beach is necessary.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3181
DOI
10.1007/s12601-013-0019-9
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.48, no.2, pp.225 - 233, 2013
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Subject
MARINE DEBRIS; SYNTHETIC-POLYMERS; MICROPLASTICS; ENVIRONMENT; SEA; LITTER; ACCUMULATION; TRANSPORT; CHEMICALS; SEDIMENTS
Keywords
plastic debris; styrofoam; cross-section; high strandline; sand beach
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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