Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Development and technical paper
12 May 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 12 May 2022

Modeling the high-mercury wet deposition in the southeastern US with WRF-GC-Hg v1.0

Xiaotian Xu, Xu Feng, Haipeng Lin, Peng Zhang, Shaojian Huang, Zhengcheng Song, Yiming Peng, Tzung-May Fu, and Yanxu Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • EC1: 'Version number to be added to title on gmd-2021-404', Havala Pye, 06 Jan 2022
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-404', Astrid Kerkweg, 15 Feb 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Xiaotian Xu, 15 Feb 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-404', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-404', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiaotian Xu on behalf of the Authors (25 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Apr 2022) by Havala Pye
Short summary
Mercury is one of the most toxic pollutants in the environment, and wet deposition is a major process for atmospheric mercury to enter, causing ecological and human health risks. High-mercury wet deposition in the southeastern US has been a problem for many years. Here we employed a newly developed high-resolution WRF-GC model with the capability to simulate mercury to study this problem. We conclude that deep convection caused enhanced mercury wet deposition in the southeastern US.