Atmospheric mercury distribution in Northern Europe and in the Mediterranean region

Wängberg, Ingvar
Munthe, John
Nicole, Pirrone
Ake, Iverfeldt
Erl, Bahlman
Pedro, Costa
Ralph, Ebinghaus
Xingbin, Feng
Ferrara, Romano
Katarina, Gårdfeldt
Hans, Kock
Enrica, Lanzillotta
Yaacov, Mamane
Francisca, Mas
Ety, Melamed
You, Osnat
Eric, Prestbo
Jonas, Sommar
Stefan, Schmolke
Gerard, Spain
Fanceska, Sprovieri
Tuncel, Süleyman Gürdal
Mercury species in air have been measured at five sites in Northwest Europe and at five coastal sites in the Mediterranean region during measurements at four seasons. Observed concentrations of total gaseous mercury (TGM), total particulate mercury (TPM) and reactive gaseous mercury (RGM) were generally slightly higher in the Mediterranean region than in Northwest Europe. Incoming clean Atlantic air seems to be enriched in TGM in comparison to air in Scandinavia. Trajectory analysis of events where high concentrations of TPM simultaneously were observed at sites in North Europe indicate source areas in Central Europe and provide evidence of transport of mercury on particles on a regional scale,
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I. Wängberg et al., “Atmospheric mercury distribution in Northern Europe and in the Mediterranean region,” Atmospheric Environment, pp. 3019–3025, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: