J. Phys. IV France
Volume 107, May 2003
Page(s) 1075 - 1078

J. Phys. IV France
107 (2003) 1075
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20030486

Mercury gas exchange from aquatic plants

L. 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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