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HALO Photonics wind doppler lidar file reader

Project description

HALO reader – tool for HALO Photonics wind doppler lidar post-processing

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Package is under development and functionality/features might change.

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  • Read and merge raw files into a netCDF file
  • Read raw data directly from Cloudnet into a netCDF
  • Visualise data


# Requires Python 3.10 or newer

# create a virtual environment (optional)
python3 -m venv env
# activate the virtual environment
source env/bin/activate
# update pip
pip install -U pip

# install
pip install halo-reader

Notes for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) users

You can get Python 3.10 by installing Ubuntu 22.04 from microsoft store. In WSL, you may need to install build-essential and python3-dev before installing halo-reader.


haloreader --help
haloreader from_raw --help
haloreader from_cloudnet --help

Use data from cloudnet

# generate file
# and vis/halo_warsaw_2023-13-16.png visualisation
haloreader from_cloudnet --site warsaw --date 2023-03-16 --plot

# Browse generated visualisations at /vis directory
# open your browser at localhost:5000

Use raw files

haloreader from_raw Stare_213_20230326_*.hpl Background_*0323-*.txt -o --plot

# Browse generated visualisations at /vis directory
# open your browser at localhost:5000

Note that a good background correction requires around 300 or more background profiles.



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