Session 9 Mercury in the Environment

Friday, 1 June 2012: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Press Room (Omni Parker House)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences; and the 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology )
Helen Amos, Harvard University, Earth and Planetary Sciences / Jacob Group, Cambridge, MA and Elsie M. Sunderland, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA

10:30 AM
Mercury Pollution in the Amazon: Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining or Land-Use Changes?
Bridget A. Bergquist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and R. Adler Miserendino, S. Ghosh, J. R. D. GuimarĂ£es, E. K. Silbergeld, and P. Lees

11:10 AM
Global model of atmosphere-terrestrial mercury exchange and accumulation of historical mercury in organic soils
Elizabeth S. Corbitt, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and N. Smith-Downey, D. J. Jacob, and E. M. Sunderland

11:30 AM
Global source of mercury from commercial products and its biogeochemical cycling
Hannah Marie Horowitz, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and D. J. Jacob, D. G. Streets, M. K. Devane, H. M. Amos, and E. M. Sunderland

Handout (4.6 MB)

11:45 AM
Anthropogenic perturbations to the biogeochemical cycle of mercury
Helen Amos, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and D. J. Jacob, D. G. Streets, N. V. Smith-Downey, and E. M. Sunderland

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