Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 466, Issue 2, pp 153–156 | Cite as

A mathematical model of the global processes of plastic degradation in the World Ocean with account for the surface temperature distribution

Oceanology

Abstract

The suggested model of plastic garbage degradation allows us to obtain an estimate of the stationary density of their distribution over the surface of the World Ocean with account for the temperature dependence on the degradation rate. The model also allows us to estimate the characteristic time periods of degradation of plastic garbage and the dynamics of the mean density variation as the mean rate of plastic garbage entry into the ocean varies

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biophysics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesAkademgorodok, KrasnoyarskRussia

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