AMAP Usage Policy
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You are kindly requested to acknowledge AMAP as the source of these materials.
Anyone wishing to use these materials for (non-educational) commercial purposes should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic documents posted on the AMAP website can be viewed and downloaded for individual and non-commercial (including educational) uses without any requirement to obtain permission from AMAP.
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The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) retains copyright on all printed and electronic documents, reports, videos, websites, DVDs and other products produced by AMAP. AMAP documents, reports and materials posted on this website may, however, include content (for example photographs, graphics, news items) for which AMAP is not the primary copyright holder.
AMAP copyrighted materials can be used freely subject to the conditions set out in the AMAP Usage Policy.
Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Mercury to the Atmosphere
08/07/2013: This subsite is currently undergoing revisions to incorporate new information. At present only the 2010 global emission dataset is available. The archive of older datasets will be reinstituted as soon as possible.
Over the years, the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment programme (AMAP) has produced a number of assessments of mercury in the Arctic. This work has included modelling activities that address long-range transport of mercury (and other metals) to the Arctic from (global) sources. To facilitate the modelling work, AMAP has collaborated with a number of partners including the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and the Arctic Centre, University of Groningen (RuG), to develop global inventories of mercury emissions to the atmosphere, and to geospatially distribute these inventories. Since 2005, this work has been extended through AMAP collaborations with UNEP on development of global mercury emission inventories.
This subsite details these activities and serves as a portal for accessing the various mercury emissions datasets that have been developed, together with related ancilliary datasets. It also includes documentation pertinent to understanding and using these datasets, and a short summary of the latest information on global mercury emissions to the air from anthropogenic sources.