Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Research article
26 May 2015
Research article |  | 26 May 2015

Measuring and modeling mercury in the atmosphere: a critical review

M. S. Gustin, H. M. Amos, J. Huang, M. B. Miller, and K. Heidecorn


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The Minamata Convention for mercury (Hg) has been signed by many nations and the primary objective is to protect human health and the environment from releases of Hg. A key challenge researchers is developing linkages between Hg in the atmosphere, deposition, and ecosystem contamination. Here we critically review where the science on measuring and modeling atmospheric Hg stands and offer suggestions for future research that will both advance understanding of Hg cycling and serve the convention.
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