The evolving network structure of US airline system during 1990-2010
2014 (English)In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, ISSN 0378-4371, E-ISSN 1873-2119, Vol. 410, 302-312 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyzes the growth and evolution of topological features of the US airline network over a 20-year period. It captures the change in the network system from different dimensions of complex networks such as centrality distribution and various structural properties of the network over time. We first illustrate the results of a set of measures, including degree, strength, betweenness centrality, and clustering structure. The geographic features of airport systems, spatial distance and network efficiency are also discussed in this section. In order to further capture the dynamics of the system, this paper also explores the correlation between different measures, and investigates various interactions inside the network. Overall this study offers a novel approach to understanding the growth and evolution of real physical networks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 410, 302-312 p.
Complex network, Evolution, Centrality, Efficiency, US airline system
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150506DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2014.05.040ISI: 000339532900031ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84901916893OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150506DiVA: diva2:748904
QC 201506222014-09-222014-09-052015-06-23Bibliographically approved