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Global and Regional Mercury Cycles - Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 10-14, 1995 :  Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 10-14, 1995 - Willy R. G. Baeyens

Global and Regional Mercury Cycles - Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 10-14, 1995

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Novosibirsk, Russia, July 10-14, 1995

By: Willy R. G. Baeyens (Editor), Ralf Ebinghaus (Editor), Oleg Vasiliev (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 1997
ISBN: 9780792343141
Number Of Pages: 563

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Essential themes in the biochemical cycling of mercury are the relative importance of anthropogenic versus natural sources, transformation and migration processes at the local, regional and global scale, global emission inventories of different mercury sources (both point and diffuse) of both natural and anthropogenic origin. In this regard, Siberia, with its vast territory and variety of natural zones, is of special interest in the global mercury cycle and in terms of the influence of geographical zones on source and sink terms in regional budgets. Siberia contains large areas of mercuriferous belts; natural deposits that emit mercury into the atmosphere and water. Siberian gold has been mined with the use of mercury since the early 1800s. But there, too, huge forest zones and vast areas of tundra and wetland (bogs) can act as efficient sinks for atmospheric mercury. Audience: Environmental scientists, legislators, politicians and the interested citizen wishing to gain a clear picture of the biogeochemical cycling of mercury.

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`I recommend this book to any ecotoxicologist who will sooner or later have to deal with the problems of mercury contamination.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 10:1 (1998)

List of Participants
List of Contributors
Mercury Analysis and Speciation in Environmental Samplesp. 1
Trends in Atmospheric Mercury Concentrations over the Atlantic Ocean and at the Wank Summit, and the Resulting Constraints on the Budget of Atmospheric Mercuryp. 33
The Global Mercury Cycle: Oceanic and Anthropogenic Aspectsp. 85
Estimation of Atmospheric Input and Evasion Fluxes of Mercury to and from the Great Lakesp. 109
A Regional Mercury Budget for Siberia and the Role of the Region in Global Cycling of the Metalp. 123
Emission and Local Deposition Estimates of Atmospheric Mercury in North-Western and Central Europep. 135
Emission Inventories of Atmospheric Mercury from Anthropogenic Sourcesp. 161
Inventory of North American Hg Emissions to the Atmospherep. 179
Numerical Modeling of Regional Transport, Chemical Transformations and Deposition Fluxes of Airborne Mercury Speciesp. 191
A Model of the Chemical Transformation of Mercury and its Long Range Atmospheric Transportp. 219
Mercury Fluxes at the Ocean Marginsp. 229
Sources, Sinks and Biogeochemical Cycling of Mercury in the Oceanp. 249
Mercury in the Katun River Basin: A Case Study of a Naturally Polluted Systemp. 273
Particulate, Dissolved and Methylmercury Budgets for the Scheldt Estuary (Belgium and the Netherlands)p. 285
Mercury Distribution and Fluxes in Lake Baikalp. 303
The Elbe River: A Special Example for a European River Contaminated Heavily with Mercuryp. 317
Mass Balance Studies of Mercury and Methyl Mercury in Small Temperate/Boreal Lakes of the Northern Hemispherep. 329
Forests and the Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Mercuryp. 359
Terrestrial Mercury and Methylmercury Budgets for Scandinaviap. 381
The Role of Organic Matter in Mercury Cyclep. 403
Mercury Contamination of the Environment due to Gold Mining in Zabaikalyep. 415
Industrial Mercury Sources in Siberiap. 429
Mercury Speciation in Mineral Matter as an Indicator of Sources of Contaminationp. 441
Natural Mercury Sources in the Environment: Contribution of Siberiap. 453
Mercury in Geological Systemsp. 463
Mercury in Soils of the Southern West Siberiap. 475
Case Studies on Mercury Related Environmental Problems in Hungaryp. 491
Mercury in the Environment of the Central Part of the Balkan Peninsulap. 499
SCOPE Project Evaluation of the Role and Distribution of Mercury on Ecosystems with Special Emphasis on Tropical Regionsp. 505
Lessons and Questions from Studies on Mercury in the Amazon Regionp. 515
Working Group Report on Atmosphere Mercuryp. 523
Working Group Report on Oceanic Mercury Cyclingp. 531
Working Group Report on Terrestrial Mercury Cyclingp. 543
Working Group Report on Inland Watersp. 547
Subject Indexp. 553
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ISBN: 9780792343141
ISBN-10: 079234314X
Series: NATO Asi Series. Partnership Sub-Series 2, Environment, Vol 21
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 563
Published: January 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.16