Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3845-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-3845-2022
Development and technical paper
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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

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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.