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Atmosphere 2018, 9(6), 211; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9060211

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Correction: Recent Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry of Mercury
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Department of Chemistry, Auburn University at Montgomery, 7400 East Dr., Montgomery, AL 36117, USA
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Department of Chemistry & Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC H3A 2K6, Canada
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MDPI AG, St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
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Received: 23 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 31 May 2018
The published paper [1] has been updated to remove instances of copied text from other publications [2,3,4,5,6]. Changes have been made throughout the paper, with the most significant alterations made in Sections 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 4.
The authors wish to provide the following explanation. Ref. [1] is a review article that was invited for the journal Atmosphere. The author Lin Si took the lead in writing the article, although this is the first time she has undertaken writing a review paper. Sections copied were cited, and a number of them were taken from Parisa A. Ariya’s previously published articles. The authors offered to retract the paper. As scientists we are seeker of the truth, and our integrity and ethics are the most precious gifts that we leave to future next generations.
This Correction was deemed necessary to avoid the impression that the text presented in [1] was the original work of the authors. The Editorial Office accepts that the authors did not intend to misrepresent the work, however, the original wording did not make it sufficiently clear that a number of passages were direct quotations.
We wish to thank the authors for their cooperation and apologize to readers that this case was not detected earlier. Atmosphere routinely checks submitted manuscripts for duplication, but issues were missed in this case due to human error.

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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