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Research article2023Peer reviewedOpen access

OpenToolFlux: An Open-Source Software for Estimating Gas Fluxes from Automatic Chamber Data

Galea, Carmen; Sanz-Cobena, Alberto; Lassaletta, Luis; Monistrol, Alba; Vallejo, Antonio; Einarsson, Rasmus


OpenToolFlux 1.0 is an open-source software designed to estimate soil gas fluxes from gas concentration time-series data generated by automatic chamber systems. This paper describes the physical equipment used as well as the software design and workflow. The software is a command-line application that imports tabular time-series data from the analyzer following the instructions specified in a configuration file by the user, performs configurable data-cleaning operations, and outputs a data file with volumetric flux estimates as well as diagnostic plots. The software can be configured according to the specifics of the physical equipment and experimental setups, and it is, therefore, applicable to a wide range of studies.


software; gas flux estimation; data processing; automatic chamber; greenhouse gases

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2023, Volume: 13, number: 11, article number: 2842Publisher: MDPI

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    Agricultural Science
    Software Engineering

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