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Data set name

Data on air-sea exchanges of mercury in the North Sea (1991-93)

Data holding centreVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1991 to 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North sea

Observations 
Parameters

Dissolved trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Particulate trace metalloid concentrations in the water column; Metal concentrations in the atmosphere

Description 
Summary

The general aim of this research is to achieve a better understanding of the pathways controlling the air-sea exchange fluxes of Hg (deposition and emission fluxes). In the North Sea experiment (Sept. 1992) this was aimed by measuring Hg concentrations (gaseous, particulate and in rainwater) along an air mass on two research vessels aligned downwind. Results are interpreted in function of meteorological data as well as additional data on rainfall scavenging of major ions and pollutants. Intercalibration experiment was performed in Mace Head (Ireland) on April 1991. Sampling was carried out in the North Sea with the RV Belgica and FS Alkor during 04-27 Sept. 1991 and a North Sea Platform experiment was conducted during 08-22 Sept. 1992.

OriginatorsVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Availability 
OrganisationVrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. M. Leermakers
Address

Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
Brussels

1050
Belgium

Telephone+32 2 629 32 63
Facsimile+32 2 629 32 74
Emailmleermak@.vub.ac.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11012002
Global identifier998
Last revised2009-08-11