Please join the Department of Atmospheric Sciences for the
Graduate Students' Distinguished Visiting Atmospheric Scientist Lecture
“Mercury in the Global Environment—
Where Does It Come From, Where Does It Go?”
Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
and Environmental Engineering, Harvard University
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ♦ Kane Hall, Room 210
University of Washington, Seattle Campus
When people think of mercury, they
tend to think of the element in its silvery, fluid state—the stuff to avoid if
a thermometer breaks. It’s a fascinating
metal in that it is liquid at room temperature, but it is present in the
atmosphere as an elemental gas. Does
mercury come from the atmosphere, bodies of water, soil, intentional use of
mercury in products and processes (commercial mercury)? Discover where it comes
from and where it goes.
This public lecture is sponsored by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences .
Additional information on the speaker can be found at http://www.atmos.washington.edu/alumni.update/GSDVL.shtml.