Controls on the fate and transport of methylmercury in a boreal headwater catchment , northwestern Ontario , Canada

@inproceedings{Branfireun2002ControlsOT,
  title={Controls on the fate and transport of methylmercury in a boreal headwater catchment , northwestern Ontario , Canada},
  author={Brian A. Branfireun and Nigel T. Roulet},
  year={2002}
}
The fate and transport of methylmercury (MeHg) were studied in a small boreal catchment. Hydrological processes largely govern the magnitude of the flux of MeHg. Seasonal and inter-annual variability in hydrology produce variable source strengths of MeHg throughout the catchment. The mass flux of MeHg within, and from the catchment is dependent on the mass flux of water and the relative placement of landscape units in the catchment hydrological cascade. Hydrology also governs the maintenance of… CONTINUE READING