8 Data Compensation

Data Compensations, such as Barometric Compensation, Manual Data Adjustments and Parameter Adjustments can be performed automatically using the Levelogger Software Data Wizard, or manually, by exporting data to an external spreadsheet program.


8.1 Data Wizard

Open the Solinst Levelogger Software Data Wizard tab. The first step is to select your Data Compensation Path. The choices are Basic or Advanced.

Choosing Basic allows you to do a simple Barometric Compensation of Levelogger data only.

The Advanced option allows you to perform Barometric Compensation, Manual Data Adjustments and Parameter Adjustments, including adjustments to Rainlogger data.

Barometric Compensation simply subtracts the barometric reading from the corresponding Levelogger reading(s), to give true water level measurements.


Multiple datalogger files can be compensated at once.

figure 8-1 solinst levelogger software data wizard

Figure 8-1 Data Wizard


Manual Data Adjustment allows you to enter a manual water level measurement or reference point as a field zero, which all Levelogger water level readings can then be adjusted to. There is the option to convert readings to Depth to Water Level measurements (e.g. from the top of a well casing to water level), or Elevation of Water Level measurements (e.g. above sea level).


Manual Data Adjustment, and Parameter Adjustments are useful for correcting Levelogger data files to make data consistent across a project.

Parameter Adjustments allow you to change Levelogger, Barologger or Rainlogger data to different units of measurements, add an offset, correct data for elevation differences, convert conductivity to Salinity or Specific Conductance, adjust density, or adjust barometric efficiency. Only the options available for your opened datalogger file types will be active (e.g. Conductivity Conversion is only available for LTC Levelogger data files).


Parameter Adjustments is the only option for compensating Rainlogger data.


Standard Adjustments:

Additional Adjustments:


Advanced compensation provides the option of performing one, two, or all three data compensation types, in any combination.

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