Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Research article
02 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2015

Use of a global model to understand speciated atmospheric mercury observations at five high-elevation sites

P. Weiss-Penzias, H. M. Amos, N. E. Selin, M. S. Gustin, D. A. Jaffe, D. Obrist, G.-R. Sheu, and A. Giang


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AR by Peter Weiss on behalf of the Authors (25 Nov 2014)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Nov 2014) by Leiming Zhang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 Dec 2014)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Dec 2014) by Leiming Zhang

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Short summary
Speciated atmospheric Hg measurements from five high-elevation sites were compared with a global mercury model. The comparison confirmed that reactive mercury is formed in dry free tropospheric air from the oxidation of elemental Hg, more so in the summer than in other seasons. Simulations run with OH-O3 oxidation instead of the Br oxidation mechanism compared more closely with observations at desert sites, suggesting future simulations should include multiple reaction mechanisms simultaneously.
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