Title: Wet deposition and atmospheric mercury monitoring in Sisal, Yucatán, México, as part of the Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS) Part 1 - Report of 2013 Results
Publisher: European Commission
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96200
ISBN: 978-92-79-49578-6
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27350
OP LB-NA-27350-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96200
DOI: 10.2788/823558
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In order to investigate the occurrence and tends of mercury in ambient air and precipitation worldwide, the European Commission supported the creation of the Global Mercury Observation System (GMOS), a 5-year project, from 2011 to 2015. GMOS combines monitoring ground stations in different parts of the world, measurements in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, and airborne measurements. GMOS aims providing a temporal and spatial distribution of mercury levels in ambient air and precipitation on land and water surfaces at different altitudes and latitudes around the world. This information will provide the data needed to validate and further develop regional and global scale atmospheric mercury models. These models shall predict the temporal variations and spatial distributions of atmospheric mercury, creating a solid basis for the future development of cross border and regional abatement policies and their implementation. The project involves 24 partners around the world; the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in close cooperation with National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) , manage the sampling site in Mexico. Terrestrial monitoring data and results for year 2013 at Sisal, Yucatàn, México, are shown in this report.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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