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Concentration of atmospheric mercury: 2013 Ross Sea

Measuring atmospheric Hg in the marine boundary layer was monitored from January 26 to February 28 by the Hg GEM, RGM, PBM analyzer along the cruise track of R/V Araon from Christchurch to Mcmurdo Station(Ross Sea) carrying out a series expeditions in the Ross Sea. Mercury (Hg) is a toxic pollutant. Its bioaccumulation causes serious health problem. In the atmosphere, mercury typically exists in gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), reactive gaseous species (RGM) and particulate bounded mercury (PBM). Since more than 95% of mercury exists in GEM, significant amount of Hg is transported long-range. In spite of the importance of mercury in the atmosphere, the role of ocean in the global budget of Hg has not been clearly studied yet and its measurement over the marine boundary layer will enhance the OH-related chemistry.

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Entry ID
KOPRI-KPDC-00000390
KPDC_CAM_ANTARCTIC_2013_02 (Old ID)
DOI
https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.22663/KOPRI-KPDC-00000390.1
Science Keyword
EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Trace Elements/Trace Metals
EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Trace Gases/Trace Species
ISO Topic
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Platform
ARAON (Icebreaker Research Vessel, KOPRI)
Instrument
Hg GEM, RGM, PBM analyzer(Tekran 2537B Gaseous Elemental Mercury(GEM), Reactive Gaseous Mercury(RGM), Particulate Bounded Mercury(PBM) species analyzer)
Personnel
Tae Siek Rhee (rhee@kopri.re.kr)
Project
PP12040, 남극판 경계부의 지각활동, 맨틀 및 열수 특성 규명. PI.Sung-Hyun Park
Research period
2013-01-26 - 2013-02-28
Create/Update Date
2013-07-24 00:00:00 UTC
Location
Continent > Australia/new Zealand > New Zealand > Christchurch
Ocean > Southern Ocean > Ross Sea > Mcmurdo Station
Dataset
Concentration of atmospheric mercury: 2013 Ross Sea Tae Siek Rhee
Citation
The data(KOPRI-KPDC-00000390) used in this work was provided by the Korea Polar Research Institute.

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