Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6913–6929, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6913–6929, 2019

Research article 23 May 2019

Research article | 23 May 2019

Mercury and trace metal wet deposition across five stations in Alaska: controlling factors, spatial patterns, and source regions

Christopher Pearson et al.

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Precipitation-based deposition of mercury and other trace metals throughout Alaska provides a significant input of pollutants. Deposition shows significant seasonal and spatial variability, largely driven by precipitation patterns. Annual wet deposition of Hg at all AK collection sites is consistently lower than other monitoring stations throughout the CONUS. Hg showed no clear relationship to other metals, likely due to its highly volatile nature and capability of long-range transport.
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