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gyre

a great spiral or circular oceanic surface current.

gyre

gyrus.
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Caption: Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins met while researching the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and now speak out on the dangers of plastic pollution with their nonprofit, 5 Gyres.
The relative maximum in the model South Pacific is dictated by the larger amount of tracer "injected" there in the model due to the larger size of this subtropical gyre.
Spall, Pickart, and Kjetil Vage, Pickart's former graduate student at WHOI, now at the University of Bergen, proposed that the newly formed cold, dense water subsequently leaks out of the gyre, coalesces, and sinks to form the deep North Icelandic Jet.
According to Greenpeace, the gyre is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock.
It is of interest how fast the plastic trash is traveling across the gyre, how slowly it is decomposing, how rapidly marine life is colonising it, and whether it is transporting invasive species," organisers add.
What is known for certain is that the marine debris in the North Pacific Gyre is 80% plastic and it's mostly coming from land.
She has recently returned from the South Atlantic Gyre where she analysed the effect of plastic pollution on the marine ecosystem.
Indeed, due to the thermal structure of the water body, an anti-cyclonic gyre was dominating the flow field in the upper layers (Fig.
As with its cousin the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (a gyre of marine litter larger than the state of Texas) plastics have been circulating in the Atlantic Ocean for years, presenting health risks to fish, seabirds and other marine animals that accidentally ingest the matter.
The generative engine of Tall If is the operation of memory within affect, that is, nostalgia: a kind of reverse gyre, "To raise // memory to the vividness of the present.