Articles | Volume 20, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 16117–16133, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 16117–16133, 2020

Research article 23 Dec 2020

Research article | 23 Dec 2020

Soil–atmosphere exchange flux of total gaseous mercury (TGM) at subtropical and temperate forest catchments

Jun Zhou et al.


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Short summary
Mercury (Hg) emissions from natural resources have a large uncertainty, which is mainly derived from the forest. A long-term and multiplot (10) study of soil–air fluxes at subtropical and temperate forests was conducted. Forest soils are an important atmospheric Hg source, especially for subtropical forests. The compensation points imply that the atmospheric Hg concentration plays a critical role in inhibiting Hg emissions from the forest floor. Climate change can enhance soil Hg emissions.
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