Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Development and technical paper
20 Oct 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 20 Oct 2023

A high-resolution marine mercury model MITgcm-ECCO2-Hg with online biogeochemistry

Siyu Zhu, Peipei Wu, Siyi Zhang, Oliver Jahn, Shu Li, and Yanxu Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-89', Maodian Liu, 20 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2023-89', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Aug 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on gmd-2023-89', Yanxu Zhang, 31 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Yanxu Zhang on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Sep 2023) by Yilong Wang
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Sep 2023) by Yilong Wang
AR by Yanxu Zhang on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
In this study, we estimate the global biogeochemical cycling of Hg in a state-of-the-art physical-ecosystem ocean model (high-resolution-MITgcm/Hg), providing a more accurate portrayal of surface Hg concentrations in estuarine and coastal areas, strong western boundary flow and upwelling areas, and concentration diffusion as vortex shapes. The high-resolution model can help us better predict the transport and fate of Hg in the ocean and its impact on the global Hg cycle.