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Science Advances  30 Apr 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 18, eaaz5803
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz5803

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vol. 7 no. 18

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  • Received for publication September 26, 2019
  • Accepted for publication March 23, 2021
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  1. Lourens J. J. Meijer1,*,
  2. Tim van Emmerik1,2,
  3. Ruud van der Ent3,4,
  4. Christian Schmidt5,6 and
  5. Laurent Lebreton1,7
  1. 1The Ocean Cleanup, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  2. 2Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands.
  3. 3Department of Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.
  4. 4Department of Physical Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  5. 5Department Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Magdeburg, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Hydrogeology, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research–UFZ, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany.
  7. 7The Modelling House, Raglan, New Zealand.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: lourens.meijer{at}


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