Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12495-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12495-2016
Research article
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06 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2016

Current and future levels of mercury atmospheric pollution on a global scale

Jozef M. Pacyna, Oleg Travnikov, Francesco De Simone, Ian M. Hedgecock, Kyrre Sundseth, Elisabeth G. Pacyna, Frits Steenhuisen, Nicola Pirrone, John Munthe, and Karin Kindbom

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An assessment of current and future emissions, air concentrations and atmospheric deposition of mercury worldwide is presented on the basis of results obtained during the performance of the EU GMOS (Global Mercury Observation System) project. Emission estimates for mercury were prepared with the main goal of applying them in models to assess current (2013) and future (2035) air concentrations and atmospheric deposition of this contaminant.
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