Special Issue "Mercury in Atmosphere"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 April 2023 | Viewed by 216

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, Guizhou 550081, China
Interests: mercury biogeochemical cycling; mercury exposure and health effects; mercury stable isotopes; remediation of mercury contamination
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Center for Advances on Water and Air Quality, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710-0088, USA
Interests: mercury stable isotopes; atmospheric mercury chemistry; chemical transport and deposition of mercury
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State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang 55008, China
Interests: atmospheric mercury monitoring; mercury stable isotope; transport and transformation of atmospheric pollutant; heavy metal geochemistry
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Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-90183 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: mercury biogeochemistry; chemical speciation; atmospheric mercury; surface–atmosphere exchange; organic matter

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Toxic mercury is globally dispersed through long-range transport in the atmosphere and biogeochemical cycling in the environment. The aim of this Special Issue is to synthesize the state of the science in the measurement, assessment, and modeling of atmospheric mercury measurement to improve our understanding of global mercury cycling. The UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury has entered into force since 2017. There is an urgent need for the research community to understand how local, regional and global mercury cycles respond to mercury emission control. This Special Issue focuses on topics on atmospheric mercury cycling that advance our knowledge and aid scientific evaluation of the environmental effectiveness of the Minamata Convention.

We especially welcome: (1) measurement and modeling studies that address atmospheric mercury cycling questions at local, regional and global scales; (2) process-orientated studies that address atmospheric mercury transformation and surface–atmospheric mercury exchange.

Targeted topics of this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric mercury speciation;
  • Atmospheric mercury chemistry;
  • Surface–atmosphere exchange;
  • Atmospheric mercury dry and wet deposition;
  • Inventory of mercury emissions.

Dr. Xinbin Feng
Prof. Dr. Jerry Lin
Prof. Dr. Xuewu Fu
Dr. Wei Zhu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • atmospheric mercury
  • speciation and concentration
  • emission
  • deposition
  • surface–atmosphere exchange
  • modeling

Published Papers

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