Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4451-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-4451-2016
Review article
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11 Apr 2016
Review article |  | 11 Apr 2016

Global observations and modeling of atmosphere–surface exchange of elemental mercury: a critical review

Wei Zhu, Che-Jen Lin, Xun Wang, Jonas Sommar, Xuewu Fu, and Xinbin Feng

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Reliable quantification of air-surfaces flux of elemental mercury vapor (Hg0) is crucial for understanding Hg global biogeochemical cycles. In this study, we provide a comprehensive review on the state of science in the atmosphere-surface exchange of elemental Hg. We compiled an up-to-date global observational flux database and discuss the implication of flux data on global Hg budget. The knowledge gap and research needs for future measurements and modeling efforts were discussed.
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