Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13379-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13379-2016
Research article
 | 
31 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 31 Oct 2016

Airborne mercury species at the Råö background monitoring site in Sweden: distribution of mercury as an effect of long-range transport

Ingvar Wängberg, Michelle G. Nerentorp Mastromonaco, John Munthe, and Katarina Gårdfeldt

Related authors

A field intercomparison of three passive air samplers for gaseous mercury in ambient air
Attilio Naccarato, Antonella Tassone, Maria Martino, Sacha Moretti, Antonella Macagnano, Emiliano Zampetti, Paolo Papa, Joshua Avossa, Nicola Pirrone, Michelle Nerentorp, John Munthe, Ingvar Wängberg, Geoff W. Stupple, Carl P. J. Mitchell, Adam R. Martin, Alexandra Steffen, Diana Babi, Eric M. Prestbo, Francesca Sprovieri, and Frank Wania
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3657–3672, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3657-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3657-2021, 2021
Short summary
A transition of atmospheric emissions of particles and gases from on-road heavy-duty trucks
Liyuan Zhou, Åsa M. Hallquist, Mattias Hallquist, Christian M. Salvador, Samuel M. Gaita, Åke Sjödin, Martin Jerksjö, Håkan Salberg, Ingvar Wängberg, Johan Mellqvist, Qianyun Liu, Berto P. Lee, and Chak K. Chan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1701–1722, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1701-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1701-2020, 2020
Short summary
Multi-model study of mercury dispersion in the atmosphere: atmospheric processes and model evaluation
Oleg Travnikov, Hélène Angot, Paulo Artaxo, Mariantonia Bencardino, Johannes Bieser, Francesco D'Amore, Ashu Dastoor, Francesco De Simone, María del Carmen Diéguez, Aurélien Dommergue, Ralf Ebinghaus, Xin Bin Feng, Christian N. Gencarelli, Ian M. Hedgecock, Olivier Magand, Lynwill Martin, Volker Matthias, Nikolay Mashyanov, Nicola Pirrone, Ramesh Ramachandran, Katie Alana Read, Andrei Ryjkov, Noelle E. Selin, Fabrizio Sena, Shaojie Song, Francesca Sprovieri, Dennis Wip, Ingvar Wängberg, and Xin Yang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5271–5295, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5271-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5271-2017, 2017
Short summary
Five-year records of mercury wet deposition flux at GMOS sites in the Northern and Southern hemispheres
Francesca Sprovieri, Nicola Pirrone, Mariantonia Bencardino, Francesco D'Amore, Helene Angot, Carlo Barbante, Ernst-Günther Brunke, Flor Arcega-Cabrera, Warren Cairns, Sara Comero, María del Carmen Diéguez, Aurélien Dommergue, Ralf Ebinghaus, Xin Bin Feng, Xuewu Fu, Patricia Elizabeth Garcia, Bernd Manfred Gawlik, Ulla Hageström, Katarina Hansson, Milena Horvat, Jože Kotnik, Casper Labuschagne, Olivier Magand, Lynwill Martin, Nikolay Mashyanov, Thumeka Mkololo, John Munthe, Vladimir Obolkin, Martha Ramirez Islas, Fabrizio Sena, Vernon Somerset, Pia Spandow, Massimiliano Vardè, Chavon Walters, Ingvar Wängberg, Andreas Weigelt, Xu Yang, and Hui Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 2689–2708, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2689-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-2689-2017, 2017
Short summary
Particulate-phase mercury emissions from biomass burning and impact on resulting deposition: a modelling assessment
Francesco De Simone, Paulo Artaxo, Mariantonia Bencardino, Sergio Cinnirella, Francesco Carbone, Francesco D'Amore, Aurélien Dommergue, Xin Bin Feng, Christian N. Gencarelli, Ian M. Hedgecock, Matthew S. Landis, Francesca Sprovieri, Noriuki Suzuki, Ingvar Wängberg, and Nicola Pirrone
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1881–1899, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1881-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-1881-2017, 2017
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Surface snow bromide and nitrate at Eureka, Canada, in early spring and implications for polar boundary layer chemistry
Xin Yang, Kimberly Strong, Alison S. Criscitiello, Marta Santos-Garcia, Kristof Bognar, Xiaoyi Zhao, Pierre Fogal, Kaley A. Walker, Sara M. Morris, and Peter Effertz
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5863–5886, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5863-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5863-2024, 2024
Short summary
Opinion: Strengthening research in the Global South – atmospheric science opportunities in South America and Africa
Rebecca M. Garland, Katye E. Altieri, Laura Dawidowski, Laura Gallardo, Aderiana Mbandi, Nestor Y. Rojas, and N'datchoh E. Touré
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 5757–5764, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5757-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-5757-2024, 2024
Short summary
Shipping and algae emissions have a major impact on ambient air mixing ratios of non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) and methanethiol on Utö Island in the Baltic Sea
Heidi Hellén, Rostislav Kouznetsov, Kaisa Kraft, Jukka Seppälä, Mika Vestenius, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Lauri Laakso, and Hannele Hakola
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 4717–4731, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4717-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4717-2024, 2024
Short summary
Contribution of cooking emissions to the urban volatile organic compounds in Las Vegas, NV
Matthew M. Coggon, Chelsea E. Stockwell, Lu Xu, Jeff Peischl, Jessica B. Gilman, Aaron Lamplugh, Henry J. Bowman, Kenneth Aikin, Colin Harkins, Qindan Zhu, Rebecca H. Schwantes, Jian He, Meng Li, Karl Seltzer, Brian McDonald, and Carsten Warneke
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 4289–4304, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4289-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4289-2024, 2024
Short summary
Reanalysis of NOAA H2 observations: implications for the H2 budget
Fabien Paulot, Gabrielle Pétron, Andrew M. Crotwell, and Matteo B. Bertagni
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 24, 4217–4229, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4217-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-24-4217-2024, 2024
Short summary

Cited articles

AMAP/UNEP: Technical Background report for the Global Mercury Assessment, available at: http://www.amap.no/documents/doc/, 2013.
Brooks, S., Ren, X., Cohen, M., Luke, W. T., Kelley, P., Artz, R., Hynes, A., Landing, W., and Martos, B.: Airborne Vertical Profiling of Mercury Speciation near Tullahoma, TN, USA, Atmosphere, 5, 557–574, https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos5030557, 2014.
Brown, R. J. C., Pirrone N., van Hoek, C., Sprovieri, F., Fernandez, R., and Toté, K.: Standardisation of a European measurement method for the determination of total gaseous mercury: results of the field trial campaign and determination of a measurement uncertainty and working range, J. Environ. Monit., 12, 689–695, 2010.
Coyle, M., Smitha, R. I., Stedman, J. R., Weston, K. J., and Fowler, D.: Quantifying the spatial distribution of surface ozone concentration in the UK, Atmos. Environ., 36, 1013–1024, 2002.
Donohoue, D. L., Bauer, D., Cossairt, B., and Hynes, A. J.: Temperature and Pressure Dependent Rate Coefficients for the Reaction of Hg with Br and the Reaction of Br with Br: A Pulsed Laser Photolysis-Pulsed Laser Induced Fluorescence Study, J. Phys. Chem. A, 110, 6623–6632, 2006.
Download
Short summary
Within the EU-funded project, Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS) airborne mercury has been monitored at the background Råö measurement site on the western coast of Sweden from May 2012 to the end of May 2015, the following mercury species/fractions were measured: gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), particulate bound mercury (PBM) and gaseous oxidised mercury (GOM). Evidence that a significant part of the GOM measured at the Råö site has been formed in the free tropospheric air is presented.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint