Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone(LOICZ), Germany

Prof. Ralf Ebinghaus Visits YIC

Sept. 5th 2012, Prof. Ralf Ebinghaus, head of the Department for Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, visited YIC and presented his research work.?

?Prof. Ebinghaus is an analytical and environmental chemist and head of the Department for Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Coastal Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. His research fields include transport, deposition and air/sea-gas exchange of atmospheric trace constituents, such as mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with special emphasis on substances of emerging concern for the coastal, marine, and polar environment. He has crossed the traditional border between inorganic and organic environmental chemistry. He concentrates on the crucial question of evaluating the persistence and long-range transport potential of environmental chemical compounds. Prof. Ebinghaus has published more than 120 research articles in peer reviewed journals (H-Index = 28) and several book chapters. He has co-edited three books and is editor of the CSIRO Journal "Environmental Chemistry" and co-editor of the EGU Open Access Journal "Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics".

During his visit, Prof. Ebinghaus delivered an excellent lecture entitled “Regional and global cycling of atmospheric mercury - new insights from land-, ship- and aircraft-based measurements”. Based on long-term monitoring data of atmospheric mercury in Europe and polar environment, Prof. Ebinghaus introduced how to monitor the content and species of atmospheric mercury with land-, ship- and aircraft-based measurements, and also put forward new insights on the transport, deposition and air sea-gas exchange of atmospheric mercury at a regional and global scale.

Professor Yongming Luo, the acting director of YIC, CAS and the director of LOICZ East Asia Node, attended and hosted the lecture. Some other concerned leaders, such as Yingjun Chen, Head of the Science and Technology Division, YIC, CAS, researchers and postgraduates also attended the lecture and discussed some concerned academic questions with Prof. Ebinghaus.

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