Hg and POPs Working Group

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All users interested in the GEOS-Chem mercury and persistent organic pollutant (POPs) simulations are encouraged to subscribe to the Hg and POPs email list (click on the link in the contact information section below).

Information on existing projects and future developments in aerosols will be posted here. We encourage user groups to keep their information up-to-date.

Contact information

Hg and POPs Working Group Co-Chairs
Hg and POPs Working Group email list geos-chem-hg-pop [at] g.harvard.edu
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--Bob Y. (talk) 18:22, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Current GEOS-Chem Hg and POPs Projects (please add yours!)

User Group Description Contact Person Date Added or Updated


Harvard PCB ocean simulation in the mitgcm coupled to GEOS-Chem atmosphere. Charlotte Wagner June 2016
MIT PFCA atmospheric simulation Noelle Selin and
Colin Thackray
Apr 2017
MIT Incorporating AMAP/UNEP 2035 emissions inventories (Pacyna et al., 2016) Noelle Selin and
Helene Angot
13 April 2017
MIT Influence of the reactivity observed on the Antarctic plateau in summer on Hg deposition on a continental scale Noelle Selin and
Helene Angot
13 April 2017
MIT Evaluating impact of meteorological variability on wet deposition using GEOS-5, and an ensemble of present, mid-century, and end-of-century met fields from MIT IGSM-CAM Noelle Selin and
Amanda Giang
01 May 2017
MIT Evaluating mercury co-benefits of climate policy in China Noelle Selin and
Katie Mulvaney
15 May 2017
UOW Southern Hemisphere Hg with focus on Australia (and possibly Antarctic) Jenny Fisher and
Neil Page
April 2017
University of York Development of online regional PAH model Peter Ivatt April 2017
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--Bob Y. 15:13, 25 April 2014 (EDT)

Recent GEOS-Chem updates related to Hg and POPs

The following development items have recently been added to GEOS-Chem:

Version Released Update Author(s)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Updates to PAH code Carey Friedman (MIT)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Hg Ocean MLD bug fixes Amanda Giang (MIT)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Hg Ocean rate coefficients (as an option, not default) Shaojie Song (MIT)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Hg Arctic process updates Jenny Fisher (Wollongong)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Hg emission updates (NEI2011, NPRI2011, UNEP2010 with adjustments for and emission controls) Yanxu Zhang (Harvard)
Amanda Giang (MIT)
v11-01 Jan 2017 Add option for QFED & FINN emissions in the Hg simulations Jenny Fisher (Wollongong)
v10-01 May 2015 The HEMCO emissions component now computes emissions of Hg species. It also reads oxidant files from disk. Christoph Keller (fmr Harvard)
GCST
v9-02 Mar 2014 Development of GEOS-5 0.5x0.667 nested grid Hg simulation over the N. American domain Yanxu Zhang (U. Washington)
v9-02 Mar 2014 Development of GEOS-5 0.5x0.667 nested grid Hg simulation over the N. American domain Yanxu Zhang (U. Washington)
v9-02 Mar 2014 Implement NEI 2005 Hg emission inventory over US Yanxu Zhang (U. Washington)
v9-02 Mar 2014 Correct Hg simulation to use updated Hg(0) oxidation kinetics Bess Corbitt(Harvard)
Justin Parella (Harvard)
v9-02 Mar 2014 Option to use GEOS-Chem Br/BrO fields from Justin Parrella Bess Corbitt(Harvard)
Justin Parella (Harvard)
v9-02 Mar 2014 Streets future Hg emissions Bess Corbitt (Harvard)
v9-02 Mar 2014 POPs simulation: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Carey Friedman (MIT)
Noelle Selin (MIT)
v9-01-03 Sep 2012 Hg(II) gas-particle partitioning Helen Amos (Harvard)
v9-01-03 Sep 2012 Nested grid simulation over North America Yanxu Zhang (UW)
v9-01-02 Nov 2011 Hg anthropogenic emissions options for the year 2006 or 2050 following SRES scenarios A1B, A2, B1, and B2 from Streets et al. 2009. Bess Sturges Corbitt (Harvard)
v9-01-02 Nov 2011 Bug fixes impacting the Hg simulation: Chris Holmes (UC Irvine)
Team Hg
GEOS-Chem Support Team

On-going Hg and POPs Working Group Developments

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--Bob Y. 15:14, 25 April 2014 (EDT)

Issues / Topics for Discussion

More discussion of the Hg simulation (code, issues, diagnostics) can be found on the Mercury page.