Complex Dynamics of Air Traffic Flow

  • Banavar SridharEmail author
  • Kapil Sheth
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science Series book series (ECSSS)


Air traffic flow

Air Traffic Flow represents the distribution of air traffic over a region of space. Air traffic is undergoing major changes both in developed and developing countries. The demand for air traffic depends on population growth and other economic factors. Air traffic in the United States is expected to grow to two or three times the baseline levels of traffic in the next few decades. An understanding of the characteristics of the baseline and future flows is essential to design of a good traffic flow management strategy.

Complex networks

A network connects components of a system. The connections and the number of components vary with the function of the network. It is extremely difficult to analyze and visualize the behavior of networks when the number of components in the system becomes large. There has been a major advance in our understanding of the behavior of networks with large number of components. Several theories have been advanced about the evolution of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

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