Brief Description of GruanToolRsLaunch (gtRsl)
Michael Sommer (GRUAN Lead Centre)
The GRUAN software tool gtRsl is a Java-based command-line utility intended for automatic creation of GMD (GRUAN meta data) files for radiosonde launches (“RsLaunch”). The GMD files are mandatory to import any radiosonde launches into the GRUAN data archive. The gtRsl is a useful alternative to the manually operated and GUI-guided GruanRsLaunchClient (RLC) in following cases: Routine flights with a single radiosonde, stable launch setup with few operational changes over time, or auto-launcher systems. The current version of this brief description is related to version 0.5.x of gtRsl.
M. Sommer, First published version as GRUAN Technical Note 6 (GRUAN-TN-6)