Abstract:Atmospheric mercury depletion events (AMDEs) outside the polar regions – driven by high levels of reactive bromine species (RBS) – were observed recently in the warm Dead Sea boundary layer. Efficient oxidation of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM) under temperate conditions by RBS was unexpected considering that the thermal back dissociation reaction of HgBr, a proposed key mechanism, is more than 2.5 orders of magnitude higher under Dead Sea temperatures compared with polar temperatures. The goal of this study … Show more
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