Measurement of Contrails Using ADS-B Data

Martin Voráček, Jakub Hospodka


Air transport contributes to climate changes not only by greenhouse gas production but also because of production of contrails. The effect of contrails is less scientifically understood compared to greenhouse gases according to IPCC [3]. In order to be able to research the effect of contrails on the atmosphere, it is necessary to identify their realistic frequency of occurrence and to define the relationship between their occurrence and other factors. The effort to identify and monitor contrails and their dependence on the type of air traffic is the objective of SGS project.


ADS-B; contrails; optical surveillance


Plos, V., Szabo, S.: The Usage of MEDA Factors for Risk Assessment of Processess in Aircraft Maintenance 2015 In: Selected Risks of Business Processes. Praha: ČVUT v Praze, Fakulta dopravní, Ústav bezpečnostních technologií a inženýrství, 2015, p. 55-61., ISBN 978-80-01-05831-2.

Szabo, S., Koblen, I., Vajdová, I.: Aviation Technology Life Cycle Stages 2015 In: eXclusive e-JOURNAL. 2015, vol. 3, no. 3, ISSN 1339-4509.

IPCC, 2013: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D.Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 1535 pp, doi:10.1017/ CBO9781107415324.

AIRCRAFT POSITION REPORT USING DGPS & MODE- Subdivision B2.2. - 1995Communications. Available from: public/document/eec/report/1995/002_Aircraft_Position_Report_using_DGPS_Mode-S.pdf

Leták, F., Frynta, J., Endrizalová, E.: Optimization of Ground Navigation Aids of Regional Airports 2015 In: Aeronautika 15. Lublin: Lublin University of Technology, 2015, p. 210-214., ISBN 978-83-7947-149-2.

Bugaj, M., Rostáš, J., Němec, V.: 3D Modeling from Airborne Laser Scanner 2015 In: GEO Spatial Visions. Žilina: EDIS, 2015, p. 15-16., ISBN 978-80-554-1113-2.

Koblen, I., Talpaš, L., Jurčák, J.: Selected aspects of aviation equipment disposal issue 2012., Review of the Air Force Academy. Vol. 9, no. 2 (21) (2012), p. 102-108., ISSN 2069-4733.

Kotianová, N., Stoláriková, K., Línek,M: Requirements Eurocontrol safety regulatory, Bezpečnost a doprava: Teorie a praxe v bezpečnosti a krizovém řízení v dopravě : 10. konference s mezinárodní účastí : 14. února 2014, Hradec Králové. - Pardubice : Inštitut Jana Pernera, 2014, P. 59-62., ISBN 978-80-86530-92-5.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2016 Martin Voráček, Jakub Hospodka

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.