Field experiments have been carried out at different sites in north-western and central Europe to measure mercury concentrations in air and precipitation. Additionally, ozone and aerosol black carbon (soot) concentrations have been measured at these sites. The data sets contain results from a background site on the west coast of Ireland, a site which was impacted by regional scale atmospheric transport of mercury and a factory site located in the area of the strongest emissions of Central Europe in former GDR. Deposition estimates based on experimental data are compared with model results for these locations.Furtheron, local transport and deposition of mercury in the vicinity of partly inactivated chlor-alkali plants in former GDR was estimated by combination of field measurements and numerical modelling. With this approach the strengths of individual mercury sources located on the factory site were estimated and a mass balance for the entire site was calculated.
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- Emission and Local Deposition Estimates of Atmospheric Mercury in North-Western and Central Europe
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