Pictorial view of the key elements of our empirical model of human mobility through the air transportation network.
(a) World map with the location of the 1833 airports in the US database from the Federal Aviation Administration (www.faa.gov). (b) Waiting time distributions at connecting and destination airports (from ), and at the “home” airport. (c) Illustration of a 1-year travel history of an individual with “home” at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). (d) Graphical representation of the probabilities for exploration and preferential visit of the same individual, after the 1-year “training period.” During exploration the agent visits a new airport while during preferential visit the agent visits a previously-visited place with probability proportional to the frequency of previous visits to that location.
Published in Nicolaides C, Cueto-Felgueroso L, González MC, Juanes R (2012) A Metric of Influential Spreading during Contagion Dynamics through the Air Transportation Network. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40961. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040961