Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances

  • Willy Baeyens
  • Ralf Ebinghaus
  • Oleg Vasiliev

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Analytical Aspects on the Determination of Mercury

  3. Mercury Fluxes and Budgets

    1. Global Regional and Local Mercury Budgets

    2. Emission Inventories and Regional Transport Models for Mercury

    3. Mercury Cycling in the Oceans

      1. D. Cossa, M. Coquery, C. Gobeil, J.-M. Martin
        Pages 229-247
      2. R. P. Mason, W. F. Fitzgerald
        Pages 249-272
    4. Mercury in Lake, Rivers and Estuaries

    5. Hg in Terrestrial Systems

      1. Å. Iverfeldt, J. Munthe, H. Hultberg
        Pages 381-401
      2. G. M. Varshal, N. S. Buachidze, T. K. Velyukhanova, D. N. Chkhetia
        Pages 403-414
  4. Natural and Industrial Sources of Mercury

    1. Eastern Europe and Siberia

      1. T. G. Laperdina, M. V. Melnikova, T. E. Khvostova
        Pages 415-427
      2. M. A. Yagolnitser, V. M. Sokolov, A. D. Rabtsev, A. A. Obolenskii, N. A. Ozerova, S. Ya. Dvurechenskaya et al.
        Pages 429-440
      3. V. L. Tauson, V. F. Gelety, V. I. Men’shikov
        Pages 441-452
      4. N. A. Ozerova
        Pages 463-474
      5. G. N. Anoshin, I. N. Malikova, S. I. Kovalev
        Pages 475-489
      6. U. Fügedi, A. Moyzes, L. Ódor, É Vető-Ákos
        Pages 491-498
      7. S. Karamata, N. Ozerova, S. Janković, A. Chernova, P. Živković
        Pages 499-504
    2. Eastern Europe and Siberia

  5. Conclusions of the Working Group Discussions

    1. J. M. Pacyna, M. A. Sofiev, R. Ebinghaus, E. Henden, G. Petersen, W. Schroeder et al.
      Pages 523-530
    2. R. P. Mason, N. A. Ozerova, H. Akagi, D. Cossa, W. F. Fitzgerald, M. Horvat
      Pages 531-541
    3. A. Iverfeldt, S. E. Lindberg, S. Karamata, G. N. Anoshin, M. Horvat, T. G. Laperdina et al.
      Pages 543-546
    4. A. Jerneløv, T. S. Papina, C. Carapeto, S. Kozlova, D. Porcella, A. Saprykin et al.
      Pages 547-551
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 553-563

About this book


Essential themes in the biochemical cycling of mercury are the relative importance of anthropogenic versus natural sources, transformation and migration processes at the local, regional and global scale, global emission inventories of different mercury sources (both point and diffuse) of both natural and anthropogenic origin. In this regard, Siberia, with its vast territory and variety of natural zones, is of special interest in the global mercury cycle and in terms of the influence of geographical zones on source and sink terms in regional budgets. Siberia contains large areas of mercuriferous belts; natural deposits that emit mercury into the atmosphere and water. Siberian gold has been mined with the use of mercury since the early 1800s. But there, too, huge forest zones and vast areas of tundra and wetland (bogs) can act as efficient sinks for atmospheric mercury.
Audience: Environmental scientists, legislators, politicians and the interested citizen wishing to gain a clear picture of the biogeochemical cycling of mercury.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Willy Baeyens
    • 1
  • Ralf Ebinghaus
    • 2
  • Oleg Vasiliev
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Analytical ChemistryFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbhGeesthachtGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBarnaulRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7295-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1780-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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