Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 98–102, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-8-98-2004
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 8, 98–102, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-8-98-2004

  29 Feb 2004

29 Feb 2004

Comparison of mercury in atmospheric deposition and in Illinois and USA soils

E.C. Krug and D. Winstanley E.C. Krug and D. Winstanley
  • Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL, USA 61820
  • Email for corresponding author: ekrug@sws.uiuc.edu

Abstract. It has been reported that most mercury (Hg) in USA soils is from atmospheric Hg deposition, mostly from anthropogenic sources. This paper compares the rates of atmospheric Hg deposition to amounts of Hg in Illinois and USA soils. The amounts of Hg in these soils are too great to be attributed mainly to anthropogenic atmospheric Hg deposition.

Keywords: mercury, atmospheric deposition, soil, geology, Illinois, USA