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Correlation of Airline Flight delays with Weather Conditions: Final Report

Donnelly, Ian (2018) Correlation of Airline Flight delays with Weather Conditions: Final Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

In my project I aim to prove the hypothesis that flights can be affected by and even delayed depending on certain weather conditions. In order to complete this, I will take a look at data from the US Department of Transport (USDOT) about flight times and correlate it with data from the National Climate Data Centre (NCDC) on weather in the area to see the average delayed flight depending on the weather conditions themselves. My aim will be to manipulate the data using time and date in a certain area and link this with flights in the same area at the same time, using the planned time of take-off and the actual time of take-off and see how one was affected by the other. I will take a base point in weather, for example, days with clear weather over a certain period of time and compare it to the same data results over a similar period of time, in harsh weather conditions such as rain, wind, hail and even storms. Using the data taken from the USDOT and the NCDC I intend to build a data warehouse, to store the data, to enable the updating of data and also to enable the querying of the data using relevant business intelligence queries in order to better understand the data and use it to suit needs of the hypothesis. I will then create a detailed statistical analysis document which will enable me to report and visualise my findings in a clear and concise manner.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Aviation Industry
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environment
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Information Systems
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 16:20
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3450

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