Flux Measurement Software

The Flux Measurement System, (FMS) Software Package -  'FluxSoft' - produces estimates of momentum flux, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux by applying the Eddy Co-variance Method to measurements of atmospheric conditions. The minimum configuration of a flux measurement system requires an Ultrasonic Anemometer/ Thermometer. For an eddy co-variance system, the DataPacker/DataLogger can also be used to combine various analog outputs with the sonic output.

An Eddy Co-variance System is designed to measure fluxes in the surrounding air, such as momentum flux, latent heat flux and sensible heat flux. It consists of an Ultrasonic Anemometer and DataPacker/DataLogger to combine various analog and digital outputs with the Ultrasonic Anemometer, and Flux Measurement Software package (FluxSoft). The basic system will provide momentum and sensible heat fluxes, and by adding a hygrometer, H2O and latent heat fluxes can also be made available.

The Flux Measurement System (FluxSoft) Software is a Linux®-based software package designed to accomplish data collection, storage and processing.  The FluxSoft Software comes installed on a controller that you specify at time of ordering.

The FMS receives sampled raw data from the attached instruments. The data are then processed and the raw data, as well as the processed data, can be sent out a variety of different communications links, or stored on the data storage device installed in the system.


Flux Measurement Software Description