Articles | Volume 15, issue 18
Research article
16 Sep 2015
Research article |  | 16 Sep 2015

Statistical exploration of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) measured at Cape Point from 2007 to 2011

A. D. Venter, J. P. Beukes, P. G. van Zyl, E.-G. Brunke, C. Labuschagne, F. Slemr, R. Ebinghaus, and H. Kock


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AR by Pieter van Zyl on behalf of the Authors (12 Jun 2015)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Aug 2015) by Carlo Barbante
AR by Pieter van Zyl on behalf of the Authors (03 Sep 2015)
Short summary
Statistical techniques applied to continuous high-resolution Hg data and back-trajectory analyses showed lower GEM concentrations originating from the sparsely populated semi-arid interior of SA and the marine environment, whereas higher GEM concentrations coincided with trade routes and industrial activities along the coast. Multi-linear regression indicated the relation of GEM with other atmospheric parameters. Measured and MLR data confirm a decline in GEM concentrations at CPT GAW station.
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