Unprecedented Increases in Total and Methyl Mercury Concentrations Downstream of Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in the Western Canadian Arctic.

@article{StPierre2018UnprecedentedII,
  title={Unprecedented Increases in Total and Methyl Mercury Concentrations Downstream of Retrogressive Thaw Slumps in the Western Canadian Arctic.},
  author={Kyra A. St. Pierre and Scott Zolkos and Sarah Shakil and Suzanne E. Tank and Vincent L. St. Louis and Steven V. Kokelj},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2018},
  volume={52 24},
  pages={
          14099-14109
        }
}
Retrogressive thaw slumps (RTSs) are thermokarst features created by the rapid thaw of ice-rich permafrost, and can mobilize vast quantities of sediments and solutes downstream. However, the effect of slumping on downstream concentrations and yields of total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) is unknown. Fluvial concentrations of THg and MeHg downstream of RTSs on the Peel Plateau (Northwest Territories, Canada) were up to 2 orders of magnitude higher than upstream, reaching concentrations… 
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