Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1363–1390, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1363-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1363–1390, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1363-2020

Research article 05 Feb 2020

Research article | 05 Feb 2020

Mapping the drivers of uncertainty in atmospheric selenium deposition with global sensitivity analysis

Aryeh Feinberg et al.

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Simulation data used for sensitivity analysis of atmospheric selenium in SOCOL-AER A. Feinberg, M. Maliki, A. Stenke, B. Sudret, T. Peter, and L. H. E. Winkel https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000357105

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The amount of the micronutrient selenium in food largely depends on the amount and form of selenium in soil. The atmosphere acts as a source of selenium to soils through deposition, yet little information is available about atmospheric selenium cycling. Therefore, we built the first global atmospheric selenium model. Through sensitivity and uncertainty analysis we determine that selenium can be transported thousands of kilometers and that measurements of selenium emissions should be prioritized.
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