J. Phys. IV France 107 (2003) 1075
Mercury gas exchange from aquatic plantsL. Poissant, C. Beauvais and M. Pilote
Service Météorologique du Canada, Processus Atmosphériques des Toxiques, Environnement Canada, 105 rue McGill, Montréal, Québec H2Y 2E7, Canada
This study reported the first synchronized automated high-time resolution mercury species fluxes over plant canopy. It is suggested that plants can uptake reactive gaseous mercury and release elemental gaseous mercury during daytime. This can be environmentally significant due to the bio-transfer (conversion) from a short transported mercury species (Hg (11)) to a long transport mercury species (Hg°).
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