Arctic Ocean 2016 - Dissolved Gaseous Elemental Mercury in Surface Seawater


This study is part of the collection Arctic Ocean 2016

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Katarina Gårdfeldt - Chalmers University of Technology


This dataset contains data collected during the Canadian-Swedish expedition Arctic Ocean 2016. The research cruise took place August through September 2016, using the icebreaker Oden.

For ship data from the cruise, as well as graphics and files describing the route, see

For descriptions of Work Packages and research conducted during the cruise, see the SWEDARCTIC Arctic Ocean 2016 Expedition Report:

Additional information on the expedition, including links to publications, is available at

Work Package: Heavy Metals Road Map Project

Dissolved gaseous mercury was continously measured (with 5 min resolution) in surface seawater along the Arctic Ocean 2016 cruise track. The bow water system was used to pump seawater into the wetlab where the water was purged with clean air, releasing dissolved gaseous elemental mercury (DGM) into the outgoing air. An opposite flow extractor was used for the purging and a Tekran 2537

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Method and time period

Time period(s) investigated

2016-08-18 – 2016-09-20

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Arctic

Published: 2019-10-08
Last updated: 2019-10-17