Ulrich G. Oppel

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In this paper a method for model identification of biological systems described by stochastic linear differential equations using a new computational technique for statistical Bayesian inference, namely mixed graphical models in the sense of Lauritzen and Wermuth, is presented. The model is identified in terms of biological model parameters and noise(More)
The optical parameters of a red blood cell suspended in the blood plasma and, namely, the scattering and absorption cross sections and the scattering phase function describing the small-angle distribution of the scattered light are calculated. Dependence of the optical parameters on all possible values of size, shapes, orientations, hemoglobin(More)
We characterize the shape of a large nonspherical particle by means of the two-dimensional Fourier transformation of its diffraction pattern, called the S function. The main properties of S functions are considered. Some ways in which to retrieve the geometric parameters of a particle by use of its S function are discussed. In particular, the parameter of(More)
The backward cross section of hexagonal ice crystals of arbitrary orientation is calculated for visible light by means of a ray-tracing code. It is shown that backscattering of the tilted crystals is caused by a corner-reflector-like effect. A very large peak of backscattering is found for a tilt of 32.5 degrees between the principal particle axis and the(More)
Quite recently, a semi-analytical approach to the sounding of multiply scattering media (clouds, seawaters) using multiple-field-of-view and CCD lidars with polarization devices was developed. The angular distributions of polarized components of the lidar returns from multiply scattering media computed on the basis of this theory using the small-angle(More)
In this paper we study scattering phase functions in water-drop clouds for various distributions of droplet size and various conditions of glory, rainbow and corona formation, and discuss the hypothesis proposed by A. N. Nevzorov that a considerable amount of water in cold clouds can exist in a specific phase state with the refractive index ≈ 1.8 (so called(More)
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