WLTool software

WLTool is a freely available open-source C++ software program for extracting and merging data from WETLabs DH4 data logger archive files. WLTool was designed to work specifically with the FSF aquatic instrumentation suite and allows instant visualisation of archive file data and facilates integration and merging of the HyperOCR irradiance and radiance sensors with the IOP instrument data. WLTool eliminates the need to use the WETlabs WAP software, and can open archive files directly. While alternative configurations of DH4 connected instruments are possible within WLTool, only the FSF held instruments are specifically supported. Users interested in integrating other data sources within WLTool can contact the FSF.

Screenshot of the PlanarRad GUI

WLTool was written by Dr. John Hedley, supported by the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility. WLTool runs under Microsoft Windows and Linux, and in addition to the graphical front-end provides a command line interface that enables scripted batch processing. The executable programs and source code for Linux and Microsoft Windows are available on request from the FSF, contact Mr Alasdair Mac Arthur, for further details. A full manual for windows and command line operation is also available. TThe WLTool code-base is integrated with that of PlanarRad, a plane parallel radiative transfer model also written by Dr. Hedley designed to work with WLTool outputs, and also available from the FSF. Note: neither WLTool software nor its author has any association with WETLabs. The Planarrad web page can be accessed from here.


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