Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 357–366, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-357-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 357–366, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-357-2021

Data description paper 11 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 11 Feb 2021

Crowdsourced air traffic data from the OpenSky Network 2019–2020

Martin Strohmeier et al.

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Short summary
Flight data have been used widely for research by academic researchers and (supra)national institutions. Example domains range from epidemiology (e.g. examining the spread of COVID-19 via air travel) to economics (e.g. use as proxy for immediate forecasting of the state of a country's economy) and Earth sciences (climatology in particular). Until now, accurate flight data have been available only in small pieces from closed, proprietary sources. This work changes this with a crowdsourced effort.