Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11655–11671, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11655-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11655–11671, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11655-2017

Research article 28 Sep 2017

Research article | 28 Sep 2017

Impacts of large-scale circulation on urban ambient concentrations of gaseous elemental mercury in New York, USA

Huiting Mao et al.

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Mercury (Hg) is a global pollutant hazardous to human and ecosystem health, and its emission control is imperative. Anthropogenic mercury emissions have been reduced by 78 % in the United States from 1990 to 2014. However, no clearly defined trend was observed in Hg concentrations at urban locations such as the one in this study. This indicates that other factors may have dominated over anthropogenic emission control. The implications of this study could hence be highly policy relevant.
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