The application of global chemical transport models can supplement direct measurements of mercury concentration and deposition levels giving more comprehensive and detailed information on the mercury global cycle. Utilizing extensive monitoring data produced within the project in combination with application of the contemporary global mercury models (ECHMERIT, GLEMOS) will facilitate further understanding of the principal mechanisms governing mercury dispersion and cycling in the environment as well as providing data to improve the model parametrisations.
This activity will:
|Update the modelling approaches and the coupling with regional-scale models|
|Utilize the GMOS measurement data for model evaluation and improvement|
|Run the model for the assessment of mercury pollution levels for present-day conditions and the investigation of historical trends|
|Evaluate mercury intercontinental transport and the contribution of global sources to mercury deposition in Europe|
|Forecast mercury concentrations and deposition fluxes as well as source-receptor relationships for selected emission scenarios|
|Analyse the modelling results and their uncertainty|