Human impacts on open ocean mercury concentrations

  title={Human impacts on open ocean mercury concentrations},
  author={Elsie M Sunderland and Robert Peter Mason},
[1] We develop an empirically constrained multicompartment box model for mercury cycling in open ocean regions to investigate changes in concentrations resulting from anthropogenic perturbations of the global mercury cycle. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we explicitly consider the effects of variability in measured parameters on modeled seawater concentrations. Our simulations show that anthropogenic enrichment in all surface (25%) and deep ocean waters (11%) is lower than global atmospheric… CONTINUE READING
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