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Trash Aggregation (Geoform)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 259

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Trash Aggregation


Description
Definition Aggregations of submerged, floating or suspended trash. These may be loose and mobile as when floating at the water's surface or consolidated by sediment on the bottom or along shore. Trash aggregations may be the result of local storm or seismic events such as floods or tsunamis. Trash aggregations can also form over long periods due to the action of large gyres and currents as in the mid-Pacific Ocean.