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Modeling Atmospheric Mercury Deposition to the Great Lakes

This ongoing project will use the NOAA HYSPLIT-Hg atmospheric fate and transport model to determine the amount of atmospheric mercury deposited to each of the Great Lakes and their watersheds and the source-attribution for this deposition. The source-attribution information, quantifying the relative importance of different source regions and source types, will be useful to stakeholders in prioritizing and assessing the impacts of actions to reduce mercury contamination in the Great Lakes Basin. This FY13 funding will provide support to update the 2005 baseline analysis -- carried out with earlier GLRI funding -- to the most recent year for which comprehensive mercury emissions inventory data can be practically obtained. 

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