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  • Online Coupled Atmosphere and Ocean Model for Mercury

One drawback of the previous models for mercury air-sea exchange is that the atmosphere and the ocean are not "talking" with each other. Therefore, they have issues to capture the feedback and interactions among atmosphere, marine boundary layer, ocean mixed layer, and subsurface ocean. They can not thus simulate the influence of short time scale variabilities in wind speed and ocean mixed layer depth change. I'm currently working on online coupling of atmosphere (GEOS-Chem) and ocean (MITgcm). Here are some prelimilary resuts:

Hourly Atmospheric Elemental Hg Concentrations in the Marine Boundary Layer
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Hourly Atmospheric Elemental Mercury Concentrations in the Marine Boundary Layer