Atmospheric Mercury in China Studied with Differential Absorption Lidar
1 Center for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, South China Academy of Advanced Optoelectronics, South China Normal University, University City Campus, Guangzhou 510006, China
2 Department of Physics, Lund University, SE 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Published online: 7 July 2020
Mercury is a very serious environmental pollutant which is intensely studied by many researchers. China is a main producer and consumer of mercury. We have pursued extensive monitoring of atomic mercury using the differential absorption lidar (DIAL) technique, based on a newly constructed mobile monitoring system. Mercury levels in major cities (Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi´a n) were measured, as well as in mercury mining areas in Wanshan, Guizhou province. Further, mercury emissions from the Emperor Qin Mausoleum in Xi´an were investigated together with archaeologists.
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