A synthesis of research needs for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling

Leiming Zhang, Seth Lyman, Huiting Mao, Che Jen Lin, David A. Gay, Shuxiao Wang, Mae Sexauer Gustin, Xinbin Feng, Frank Wania

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Abstract

This synthesis identifies future research needs in atmospheric mercury science, based on a series of review papers, as well as recent developments in field data collection, modeling analysis, and emission assessments of speciated atmospheric mercury. Research activities are proposed that focus on areas that we consider important. These include refinement of mercury emission estimations, quantification of dry deposition and air–surface exchange, improvement of the treatment of chemical mechanisms in chemical transport models, increase in the accuracy of oxidized mercury measurements, better interpretation of atmospheric mercury chemistry data, and harmonization of network operation. Knowledge gained in these research areas will significantly improve our understanding of atmospheric cycling from local to global scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9133-9144
Number of pages12
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Volume17
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2017

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Zhang, L., Lyman, S., Mao, H., Lin, C. J., Gay, D. A., Wang, S., Gustin, M. S., Feng, X., & Wania, F. (2017). A synthesis of research needs for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(14), 9133-9144. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-9133-2017