How Researchers Detect Microplastics with Satellites
In this article from Fast Company, Christopher Ruf explains how and why he and Madeline Evans detect microplastics with NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System.
By combining all the measurements made by CYGNSS satellites as they orbit around the world, we can create global time-lapse images of ocean microplastic concentrations. Our images readily identify the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and secondary regions of high microplastic concentration in the North Atlantic and the southern oceans
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