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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2013

Contributo in rivista

Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Mercury Studies around the Mediterranean Sea Basin: Ten years of Measurements and Modeling results.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2013

Formato: Elettronico

Autori: Sprovieri, F., Hedgecock, I.M., Pirrone, N.

Affiliazioni autori: CNR-IIA

Autori CNR:

  • IAN MICHAEL HEDGECOCK
  • NICOLA PIRRONE
  • FRANCESCA SPROVIERI

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Only a few years ago the presence of Reactive Gaseous Mercury (RGM) was believed to be almost exclusively the result of anthropogenic emissions and that sustained high RGM concentrations in the MBL were not considered likely. During the past ten years, an in-depth investigation was carried out in the Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) of the Mediterranean Sea to quantify and possibly explain spatial and temporal patterns of Hg-species concentrations. This paper provides an overview of modeling results and atmospheric measurements performed during several cruise campaigns performed aboard the Research Vessel (RV) URANIA of the CNR over the Mediterranean sea basin. RGM concentrations have been modelled using a photochemical box model of the MBL and compared to measured data obtained during the research cruises. The comparison results supports the hypothesis that there are daytime mercury oxidation reactions occurring which have not yet been identified. Major findings of key studies carried out during ten years of ship-borne activities have been highlighted.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 03009

Pagine a: 030012

Pagine totali: 4

Rivista:

E3S Web of Conferences EDP Sciences - Web of Conferences
Paese di pubblicazione: Francia
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 2267-1242

DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20130103009

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Parole chiave:

  • Reactive Gaseous Mercury
  • MBL
  • AMCOTS box Model
  • MEDOCEANOR

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20130103009

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