Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
25 May 2018
Research article |  | 25 May 2018

How important is biomass burning in Canada to mercury contamination?

Annemarie Fraser, Ashu Dastoor, and Andrei Ryjkov


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AR by Annemarie Fraser on behalf of the Authors (13 Apr 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (29 Apr 2018) by Jennifer G. Murphy
AR by Ashu Dastoor on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2018)
Short summary
This paper quantifies the emissions of mercury from biomass burning in Canada. Using an emissions inventory of mercury in the GEM-MACH-Hg model, surface observations of mercury concentration, and a top-down inversion method, we generate optimized emissions of mercury. We find that biomass burning is an important source of mercury emissions and deposition in Canada. Significant uncertainty remains, due to uncertainty in the speciation of emitted mercury.
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