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Peeken, Ilka; Primpke, Sebastian; Beyer, Birte; Guetermann, Julia; Katlein, Christian; Krumpen, Thomas; Bergmann, Melanie; Hehemann, Laura; Gerdts, Gunnar (2018): Microplastic and environmental data from Arctic sea ice. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Peeken, I et al. (2018): Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic. Nature Communications, 9(1),

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Microplastics (MP) are recognized as a growing environmental hazard and have been identified as far as the remote Polar Regions, with particularly high concentrations of microplastics in sea ice. Little is known regarding the horizontal variability of MP within sea ice and how the underlying water body affects MP composition during sea ice growth. Here we show that sea ice MP has no uniform polymer composition and that, depending on the growth region and drift paths of the sea ice, unique MP patterns can be observed in different sea ice horizons. Thus even in remote regions such as the Arctic Ocean, certain MP indicate the presence of localized sources. Increasing exploitation of Arctic resources will likely lead to a higher MP load in the Arctic sea ice and will enhance the release of MP in the areas of strong seasonal sea ice melt and the outflow gateways.
Median Latitude: 81.407475 * Median Longitude: 13.840362 * South-bound Latitude: 78.766670 * West-bound Longitude: -8.770000 * North-bound Latitude: 85.085170 * East-bound Longitude: 42.617500
Date/Time Start: 2014-06-16T15:55:00 * Date/Time End: 2015-08-28T06:33:00
Minimum DEPTH, ice/snow: 0.000 m * Maximum DEPTH, ice/snow: 1.670 m
PS85/426-3 * Latitude: 78.766670 * Longitude: -8.770000 * Date/Time: 2014-06-16T15:55:00 * Location: North Greenland Sea * Campaign: PS85 (ARK-XXVIII/2) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Ice station (ICE)
PS85/472-2 * Latitude: 79.736170 * Longitude: 4.285500 * Date/Time: 2014-06-25T08:07:00 * Elevation: -2745.1 m * Location: North Greenland Sea * Campaign: PS85 (ARK-XXVIII/2) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Ice station (ICE)
PS92/032-4 * Latitude: 81.229000 * Longitude: 19.445000 * Date/Time: 2015-06-06T20:15:00 * Elevation: -451.9 m * Location: Arctic Ocean * Campaign: PS92 (ARK-XXIX/1, TRANSSIZ) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Ice station (ICE)
Accompanying data to the publication "Arctic sea ice is an important temporal sink and means of transport for microplastic"
Includes data for microplastic concentrations and composition and ancillary data e.g. chlorophyll, POC, T, S.
The backtracking of sampled sea ice is given in a shapefile see Further details reference.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventPeeken, Ilka
2Latitude of eventLatitudePeeken, Ilka
3Longitude of eventLongitudePeeken, Ilka
4Date/Time of eventDate/TimePeeken, Ilka
5CampaignCampaignPeeken, Ilka
6Cruise/expeditionExpeditionPeeken, Ilka
7Ice typeIce typePeeken, Ilka
8Station labelStationPeeken, Ilka
9IdentificationIDPeeken, IlkaLabelling in Fig.1 of article
10ProjectProjectPeeken, Ilka
11DEPTH, ice/snowDepth ice/snowmPeeken, IlkaGeocode – minimum
12DEPTH, ice/snowDepth ice/snowmPeeken, IlkaGeocode – maximum
13Chlorophyll aChl aµg/lPeeken, Ilka
14Nitrogen, organic, particulatePONµg/lPeeken, Ilka
15Carbon, organic, particulatePOCmg/lPeeken, Ilka
16Carbon/Nitrogen ratioC/NPeeken, Ilka
17Temperature, ice/snowt°CPeeken, Ilka
18Sea ice salinitySea ice salPeeken, IlkaPSU
19Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkatotal number
20Particle concentration, errorDelta N±Peeken, Ilka
21PolyethylenePE#/lPeeken, Ilka
22VarnishVarnish#/lPeeken, Ilka
23PolyamidePA#/lPeeken, Ilka
24Ethylene-vinyl acetateEVA#/lPeeken, Ilka
25Cellulose acetateCE-Alkylated#/lPeeken, Ilka
26PolyesterPES#/lPeeken, Ilka
27PolypropylenePP#/lPeeken, Ilka
28Chlorinated polyethylenePE-Cl#/lPeeken, Ilka
29PolystyrenePS#/lPeeken, Ilka
30PolycarbonatePC#/lPeeken, Ilka
31Polyvinyl chloridePVC#/lPeeken, Ilka
32Nitrile rubberNitrile rubber#/lPeeken, Ilka
33PolycaprolactonePCL#/lPeeken, Ilka
34RubberRubber#/lPeeken, Ilka
35Acrylonitrile butadieneAB#/lPeeken, Ilka
36Polylactic acidPLA#/lPeeken, Ilka
37PolyimidePI#/lPeeken, Ilka
38PolyethylenePE%Peeken, Ilka
39VarnishVarnish%Peeken, Ilka
40PolyamidePA%Peeken, Ilka
41Ethylene-vinyl acetateEVA%Peeken, Ilka
42Cellulose acetateCE-Alkylated%Peeken, Ilka
43PolyesterPES%Peeken, Ilka
44PolypropylenePP%Peeken, Ilka
45Chlorinated polyethylenePE-Cl%Peeken, Ilka
46PolystyrenePS%Peeken, Ilka
47PolycarbonatePC%Peeken, Ilka
48Polyvinyl chloridePVC%Peeken, Ilka
49Nitrile rubberNitrile rubber%Peeken, Ilka
50PolycaprolactonePCL%Peeken, Ilka
51RubberRubber%Peeken, Ilka
52Acrylonitrile butadieneAB%Peeken, Ilka
53Polylactic acidPLA%Peeken, Ilka
54PolyimidePI%Peeken, Ilka
55Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 11 µm
56Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 11-25 µm
57Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 25-50 µm
58Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 50-75 µm
59Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 75-100 µm
60Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 100-125 µm
61Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 125-150 µm
62Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 150-175 µm
63Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 175-200 µm
64Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 200-225 µm
65Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 225-250 µm
66Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 250-275 µm
67Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 275-300 µm
68Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 300-325 µm
69Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 325-350 µm
70Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 350-375 µm
71Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 375-400 µm
72Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 400-425 µm
73Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 425-450 µm
74Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 450-475 µm
75Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize 475-500 µm
76Particle concentrationPart conc#/lPeeken, Ilkasize > 500 µm
77PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 11 µm
78PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 11-25 µm
79PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 25-50 µm
80PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 50-75 µm
81PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 75-100 µm
82PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 100-125 µm
83PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 125-150 µm
84PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 150-175 µm
85PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 175-200 µm
86PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 200-225 µm
87PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 225-250 µm
88PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 250-275 µm
89PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 275-300 µm
90PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 300-325 µm
91PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 325-350 µm
92PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 350-375 µm
93PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 375-400 µm
94PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 400-425 µm
95PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 425-450 µm
96PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 450-475 µm
97PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize 475-500 µm
98PercentagePerc%Peeken, Ilkasize > 500 µm
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