Aquatic Chem Modeling

Recent Publications:

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  1. Horowitz, H.M., D.J. Jacob, H.M. Amos, D.G. Streets, and E.M. Sunderland. 2014. Historical mercury releases from commercial products: global environmental implications, Environmental science and Technology, submitted.
  2. M. Li, L.S. Sherman, J.D. Blum, P. Grandjean, B. Mikkelsen, P. Weihe, E.M. Sunderland, J.P. Shine. 2014. Assessing sources of human mercury exposure using mercury stable isotopes. Environmental Science and Technology. Submitted.


  1. Pirrone, N., W. Aas, S. Cinnirella, R. Ebinghaus, I.M. Hedgecock, J. Pacyna, F. Sprovieri, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Toward the next generation of air quality monitoring: Mercury, Atmospheric Environment, 80, 599-611.
  2. Krabbenhoft, D.P. and E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Global change and mercury, Science, 341, 1457-1458.
  3. Fisher, J.A., D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.M. Amos, E.S. Corbitt, D.G. Streets, Q. Wang, R.M. Yantosca, and E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Factors driving mercury variability in the Arctic atmosphere and ocean over the past thirty years, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1226-1235.
  4. Soerensen, A.L., R.P. Mason, P. Balcolm, and E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Drivers of seawater mercury concentrations in the surface ocean and air-sea exchange: six cruises in the West Atlantic Ocean, Environmental Science and Technology 47, 7757-7765, doi:10.1021/es401354q.
  5. H.M. Amos, D.J. Jacob, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Legacy Impacts of all-time anthropogenic emissions on the global mercury cycle. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27, GBC20040.
  6. Sunderland, E.M. and N.E. Selin. 2013. Future trends in environmental mercury concentrations: implications for prevention strategies, Environmental Health, 12:2


  1. Fisher, J.A., D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.A. Amos , A. Steffen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Riverine source of Arctic Ocean mercury inferred from atmospheric observations, Nature Geoscience 5, 499-504, doi:10.1038/Ngeo1478.
  2. A.L. Soerensen, D.J. Jacob, D. Streets, M. Witt, R. Ebinghaus, R. Mason, M. Andersson, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Multi-decadal decline of mercury in the north Atlantic atmosphere explained by changing subsurface seawater concentrations. Geophysical Research Letters 39:21, dpi:10.1029/2012GL053736.
  3. E.M. Sunderland, M. Tumpney. 2012. Mercury in Foods. In: M. Rose and A. Fernandes (Eds.).Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods. Woodhead Publishing, Ltd., UK., In press.
  4. R. Harris, C. Pollman, W. Landing, D. Evans, D. Axelrad, D. Hutchinson, S.L. Morey, D. Rumbold, D. Dukhovskoy, D. Adams, K. Vijayaraghavan, C. Holmes, R. D. Atkinson, T. Myers, E. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury in the Gulf of Mexico: Sources to receptors. Environmental Research, 119, 42-52, doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2012.08.001.
  5. C.T. Driscoll, C. Chen, C.R. Hammerschmidt, R.P. Mason, C.C. Gilmour, E.M. Sunderland, B. Greenfield, K. Buckman, C. Lamborg. 2012. Nutrient supply and mercury dynamics in coastal ecosystems: A conceptual model. Environmental Research, 119, 118-131.
  6. E.M. Sunderland, A. Amirbahman, N. Burgess, J. Dalziel, G. Harding, M. Karagas, S. Jones, X. Shi, C. Chen. 2012. Mercury Sources and fate in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Research, online:
  7. R.P. Mason, A. Choi, W.F. Fitzgerald, C.R. Hammerschmidt, C. Lamborg, A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury biogeochemical cycling in the ocean and policy implications. Environmental Research, accepted, online:
  8. J.A. Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.M. Amos, A. Steffen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Large mercury evasion from Arctic Ocean in summer: a source from circumpolar rivers? Nature Geoscience, 5, 499-504,
  9. E. Oken, M. Karagas, K. Marien, W. McKelvey, C. Rheinberger, R. Schoeny, E.M. Sunderland, S. Korrick. 2012. Which fish should I eat? Challenges to developing clear, unified fish consumption advice.Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, 790-798.
  10. H.M. Amos, D.J. Jacob, C.D. Holmes, J.A. Fisher, Q. Wang, R.M. Yantosca, E.S. Corbitt, E. Galarneau, A.P. Rutter, M.S. Gustin, A. Steffen, J.J. Schauer, J.A. Graydon, V.L. St. Louis, R.W. Talbot, E.S. Edgerton, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Gas-particle partitioning of atmospheric Hg(II) and its effect on global mercury deposition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 591-603 [pdf].
  11. A. Qureshi, M. MacLeod, E. Sunderland, K. Hungerbuhler. 2012. Exchange of mercury between the oceans and atmosphere. In: G. Liu, Y. Cai, N. ODriscoll. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 389-422. ISBN 978-0-470-57872-8.


  1. D.G. Streets, M.K. Devane, Z. Lu, T.C. Bond, E.M. Sunderland, D.J. Jacob. 2011. All-time releases of mercury to the atmosphere from human activities. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(24), 10485-10491 [pdf].
  2. E.S. Corbitt, D.J. Jacob, C.D. Holmes, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2011. Global source-receptor relationships for mercury deposition under present-day and 2050 emissions scenarios. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(24), 10477-10484 [pdf].
  3. A. Qureshi, M. MacLeod, K. Hungerbuhler. 2011. Quantifying uncertainties in the global mass budget of mercury. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, GB4012 [pdf].
  4. K.R. Mahaffey, E.M. Sunderland, H.M. Chan, A.L. Choi, P. Grandjean, K. Marien, E. Oken, M. Sakamoto, R. Schoeny, P. Weihe, C-H Yan, A. Yasutake. 2011. Balancing benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risks of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption. Nutrition Reviews, 69(9):493-508 [pdf].


  1. A.L. SoerensenE.M. Sunderland, C.D. Holmes, D.J. Jacob, R. Yantosca, H. Skov, J. Christensen, S.A. Strode, R.P. Mason. 2010. An improved global simulation of mercury air-sea exchange: High concentrations in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science and Technology,44(22):8574-8580 [pdf].
  2. N.V. Smith-Downey, E.M. Sunderland, and D.J. Jacob. 2010. Anthropogenic impacts on global storage and emission of mercury from terrestrial soils: Insights from a new global model. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G03008, doi: 10.1029/2009JG001124 [pdf].
  3. E.M. Sunderland, J. Dalziel, A. Heyes, B.A. Branfireun, D.P. Krabbenhoft, F.A.P.C. Gobas. 2010.Response of a macrotidal estuary to changes in anthropogenic mercury loading between 1850 and 2000.Environmental Science and Technology, 44(5): 1698-1704 [pdf].
  4. N.E. Selin, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, and R.P. Mason. 2010. Sources of mercury exposure for U.S. seafood consumers: Implications for policy. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(1): 137-143. doi:10.1289/ehp.0900811 [pdf].
  5. E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, K. von Stackelberg, and N. Stiber. 2010. Environmental Fate and Bioaccumulation Modeling at the U.S. EPA: Applications to Inform Environmental Decision-Making. In: G. Hanrahan (Ed.) Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II, ILM publications, UK. pp. 3-42.