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 Lyatt Jaeglé and Noelle Selin
Hg and POPs Working Group email list geos-chem-hg-pop@seas.harvard.edu
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Current GEOS-Chem Hg and POPs Projects (please add yours!)

User Group Description Contact Person Date Added
UW N. American nested grid Hg simulation development Yanxu Zhang July 5 2010
UW Hg long-range transport and deposition over Alaska Lyatt Jaeglé July 5 2010
MIT Development of a PAH and PCB simulation and assessment of climate change impacts on pathways to the Arctic Noelle Selin July 5 2010
MIT Analysis of Wet Deposition and RGM to constrain Hg-Br chemistry Noelle Selin July 5 2010
MIT Inverse modeling to constrain Hg sources Noelle Selin March 14 2011
Harvard Hg(II) gas-particle partitioning Helen Amos July 6 2010
Harvard Hg continental-scale source-receptor relationships Bess Sturges Corbitt August 2 2010
Harvard Hg coupled atmosphere-terrestrial exchange and future climate change simulations Bess Sturges Corbitt August 2 2010
Harvard Historical Hg simulation with fully coupled atm-soil-ocean model. Helen Amos March 9 2011
Harvard Hg cycling in the Arctic atmosphere-ocean-sea ice-snow Jenny Fisher May 4 2011
Harvard Long-term (30-year) simulation of Arctic Hg Jenny Fisher May 4 2011
Aarhus University Comparison of Hg simulations to observations of fluxes across the air-sea interface. Anne L. Soerensen May 10 2011
Harvard Fate of Hg released from products Hannah Horowitz September 22 2011
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Recent GEOS-Chem updates related to Hg and POPs

  1. Hg anthropogenic emissions options for the year 2006 or 2050 following SRES scenarios A1B, A2, B1, and B2 from Streets et al. 2009. (contact: Bess Sturges Corbitt, Harvard).

On-going Hg and POPs Working Group Developments

  1. Development of GEOS-5 0.5x0.667 nested grid Hg simulation over the N. American domain. (contact: Yanxu Zhang, UW).
  2. Implement NEI 2005 Hg emission inventory over US. (contact: Yanxu Zhang, UW).
  3. Option to use GEOS-Chem Br/BrO fields from Justin Parrella. (contact: Yanxu Zhang, UW & Justin Parrella, Harvard).
  4. Implement improved bromine explosion emission and chemistry in the Arctic (contact: Jenny Fisher, Harvard).
  5. Implement improved Hg reduction and re-emission in snow (contact: Jenny Fisher, Harvard).

Issues / Topics for Discussion

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