Michael Sprenger

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Much work in current research in the field of semantic-pragmatic analysis has been concerned with the interpretation of natural language utterances in the context of dialogs. In this paper, however, we will present methods for a primary pragmatic analysis of single utterances. Our investigations involve problems which are not currently well understood, for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential meteorological influence on the incidence of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Previous studies used inhomogeneous patient groups, insufficient study periods or inappropriate statistics. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 511 SAH admissions between 2004 and 2012 for which aneurysmal rupture occurred within the(More)
We determine wind wave properties and estimate the wave exposure along the entire shore of Lake U ¨ berlingen, a subbasin of Lake Constance, using a third generation spectral wave model (SWAN), and compare results to field data on surface waves at three different sites and to predictions from a simple fetch based model (FETCH). Forcing the models with local(More)
A new classification method of the large-scale circulation characteristic for a specific target area (NW Iberian Peninsula) is presented, based on the analysis of 90-h backward trajectories arriving in this area calculated with the 3-D Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART. A cluster analysis is applied to separate the backward trajectories in up to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of meteorological factors on the incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS We included 295 ICH admissions between 2005 and 2013. The hourly meteorological parameters considered are: surface pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind gusts and precipitation. To minimize confounding effects of(More)
The spectral wave model SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore) was applied to Lake Zurich, a narrow pre-Alpine lake in Switzerland. The aim of the study is to investigate whether the model system consisting of SWAN and the numerical weather prediction model COSMO-2 is a suitable tool for wave forecasts for the pre-Alpine Lake Zurich. SWAN is able to simulate(More)
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