Satellites reveal how microplastics spread in the ocean

A satellite system designed to track hurricanes could reveal where harmful microplastics accumulate in the ocean. A new study now reveals why.

In 2021, researchers at the University of Michigan and the Southwest Research Institute found that spacecraft from the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System can distinguish areas in the ocean with higher concentrations of microplastics.

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