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Table 4 Summary of biome-level Hg deposition and soil Hg turnover times [60]

From: Mercury in the terrestrial environment: a review

Biome Mean Hg deposition (g m−2) Mean soil Hg turnover timea (years)
Preindustrial Present day Preindustrial Present day
Tropical forest 0.9 3.7 234 126
Temperate forest 0.8 2.9 250 151
Boreal forest 0.5 1.5 998 560
Grassland 1.0 3.5 522 269
Tundra 0.3 0.8 1108 702
Desert 0.5 1.4 2387 1748
  1. aWith respect to respiration
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