Articles | Volume 16, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8265–8279, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8265-2016

Special issue: Global Mercury Observation System – Atmosphere...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8265–8279, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8265-2016

Research article 08 Jul 2016

Research article | 08 Jul 2016

Multi-year record of atmospheric mercury at Dumont d'Urville, East Antarctic coast: continental outflow and oceanic influences

Hélène Angot et al.

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This paper presents a multi-year record of atmospheric gaseous elemental mercury (Hg(0)) at Dumont d’Urville (DDU) on the East Antarctic coast. This record reveals particularities that are not seen at other coastal Antarctic sites, likely due to the more frequent arrival of inland air masses at DDU than at other coastal sites, and to the influence of oceanic air masses. This study confirms the influence of processes observed inland on the cycle of atmospheric mercury at a continental scale.
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