Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9133–9144, 2017

Special issue: Data collection, analysis and application of speciated atmospheric...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9133–9144, 2017

Review article 28 Jul 2017

Review article | 28 Jul 2017

A synthesis of research needs for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling

Leiming Zhang et al.

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Future research needs are proposed for improving the understanding of atmospheric mercury cycling. These include refinement of mercury emission estimations, quantification of dry deposition and air–surface exchange, improvement of the treatment of chemical mechanisms in chemical transport models, increase in the accuracy of oxidized mercury measurements, better interpretation of atmospheric mercury chemistry data, and harmonization of network operation.
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