Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4361–4376, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4361-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4361–4376, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4361-2018

Research article 29 Mar 2018

Research article | 29 Mar 2018

High-resolution measurements of elemental mercury in surface water for an improved quantitative understanding of the Baltic Sea as a source of atmospheric mercury

Joachim Kuss et al.

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The emission of volatile elemental mercury by the sea is an important source of atmospheric mercury. The light-induced biotic and abiotic transformation of deposited ionic mercury to elemental mercury in surface water is highly variable. On research campaigns in the Baltic Sea a new method was applied to measure elemental mercury at high resolution. The Baltic Sea's mercury emission was subsequently calculated based on the new data and the current knowledge of mercury gas exchange parameters.
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