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Mercury in flux

Mercury concentrations in the Arctic atmosphere exhibit a pronounced peak during summer. Model simulations suggest that this can be explained only if boreal rivers deliver large quantities of mercury to the Arctic Ocean.

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Figure 1: Riverine mercury.

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Correspondence to Jeroen E. Sonke or Lars-Eric Heimbürger.

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Sonke, J., Heimbürger, L. Mercury in flux. Nature Geosci 5, 447–448 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1508

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