Safety and Environmental Technology Group

World Multimedia Mercury Model (WorM-cube)

This model allows for estimation of the global multimedia fate and transport of mercury on spatial (15o x 15o) and unit-world scales. Files below are in .rar format.  ALL files required to run any particular simulation are inside the respective .rar archive.

  1. Spatially resolved global multimedia model (WorM3)
  2. Unit-world variant of WorM3 (Unit-WorM3)
  3. Monte Carlo analysis of Unit-WorM3

Software requirements:

MATLAB and MS EXCEL.  For (3) above, Crystal Ball is also required.


Qureshi, A., M. MacLeod, and K. Hungerbühler (2011), Quantifying uncertainties in the global mass balance of mercury, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, GB4012, doi:10.1029/2011GB004068.

Release notes:

(In order to keep the model up-to-date and help users, please inform the developer if you make updates on the model or apply it for a particular purpose)

  1. First public version released on 10th March, 2011.



This work was funded by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (Bundesamt für Umwelt, BAFU).


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