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A number of textual errors were identified in the published article.
- 1.In the article abstract (p. 678), the range of the characterization factors for turbidity is not provided. The text should read: “The characterization factor for turbidity is developed analogous to characterization factors for toxic impacts, and ranges from 1.4 PAF (potentially affected fraction) · m3 · d/kgp (kilogram particulate) to 7.0 × 103 for drilling mud particles discharged from the rig.”
- 2.In the results (p. 682, section “Characterization factors for particulate emissions”), negative exponents were incorrectly removed on two places. The correct text is: “For the larger cutting particles (0.07–70 µm), lower characterization factors are obtained, i.e., between 6.0 · 10−3 and 7.0 · 101 PAF · m3 · day/kgp.” and “The characterization factor for burial due to cutting particle deposition on the seafloor equals 2.0 · 10−1 PAF · m3 · day/kgp.”
- 3.Throughout the document, the unit of the Characterization Factors is incorrectly shown as PAF m3/d/kgp. The correct unit of the Characterization Factors is PAF · m3 · d/kgp.