Special Feature: Monitoring, Measuring and Modeling Atmospheric Mercury and Air-Surface Exchange -- Are We Making Progress?

Collection launched: 08 Apr 2016

Guest Editors

Anne L. Soerensen, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University
Ian M. Hedgecock, Italian National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (Rende Division)

Highlights on atmospheric mercury research presented at the ICMGP-2015, Jeju, Korea
Anthropogenic mercury is emitted predominantly to the atmosphere and the atmospheric mercury burden is roughly three times higher today than in preindustrial times. Mercury cycles between environmental compartments, but atmospheric transport determines its short-term distribution globally. Predicting the future impact of anthropogenic and legacy mercury emissions, and understanding the spatiotemporal distribution of mercury and its compounds in air and precipitation, requires improved monitoring networks and techniques. This Special Feature brings together some of the highlights on measurement techniques, atmospheric mercury measurements and modeling efforts from ICMGP-2015, Jeju, Korea.

All articles in this Special Feature have been published

Collection Articles

Research Article
Modeling the global atmospheric transport and deposition of mercury to the Great Lakes
Mark D. Cohen, Roland R. Draxler, Richard S. Artz, Pierrette Blanchard, Mae Sexauer Gustin, Young-Ji Han, Thomas M. Holsen, Daniel A. Jaffe, Paul Kelley, Hang Lei, Christopher P. Loughner, Winston T. Luke, Seth N. Lyman, David Niemi, Jozef M. Pacyna, Martin Pilote, Laurier Poissant, Dominique Ratte, Xinrong Ren, Frits Steenhuisen, Alexandra Steffen, Rob Tordon, Simon J. Wilson

Research Article
Impact of marine mercury cycling on coastal atmospheric mercury concentrations in the North- and Baltic Sea region
Johannes Bieser, Corinna Schrum

Research Article
Total- and monomethyl-mercury and major ions in coastal California fog water: Results from two years of sampling on land and at sea
Peter Weiss-Penzias, Kenneth Coale, Wesley Heim, Daniel Fernandez, Andrew Oliphant, Celeste Dodge, Dave Hoskins, James Farlin, Robert Moranville, Alex Olson

Research Article
Constraints from observations and modeling on atmosphere–surface exchange of mercury in eastern North America
Shaojie Song, Noelle E. Selin, Lynne E. Gratz, Jesse L. Ambrose, Daniel A. Jaffe, Viral Shah, Lyatt Jaeglé, Amanda Giang, Bin Yuan, Lisa Kaser, Eric C. Apel, Rebecca S. Hornbrook, Nicola J. Blake, Andrew J. Weinheimer, Roy L. Mauldin III, Christopher A. Cantrell, Mark S. Castro, Gary Conley, Thomas M. Holsen, Winston T. Luke, Robert Talbot