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Vincent Wickwar

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Physics

Professor

Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: SER 218E
DialPhone: 435-797-3641
SendEmail: vincent.wickwar@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, 1971
MS, Space Physics and Astronomy, Rice University, 1969
Other, Physics, Harvard College, 1965

Teaching Interests

Atmosphere and space

Research Interests

Middle and upper atmosphere: lidar and photometry. Used for understanding structure and variations.

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Hammond, M.R, Wilkerson, T.D, Wickwar, V.B, Singh, U.N, (2002). High-resolution spectra of atmospheric water vapor in the near-IR using a Raman-shifted alexandrite laser: Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II. Proceedings of SPIE
    • Sears, R.D, Wickwar, V.B, Schreiber, U., Werner, C.H, Kammerman, G.W, Singh, U.N, (2002). Lidar observations of stratospheric-mesospheric density structure and its climatology at Logan, Utah: Laser Radar: Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques III. Proceedings of SPIE
    • Wickwar, V.B, Wilkereson, T.D, Hammond, M., Herron, J.P, Singh, U.N, Itabe, T., Sugimoto, N., (2001). Mesospheric temperature observations at the USU / CASS Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO): Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Environment, and Space. Proceedings of SPIE

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Criddle, N., Sox, L., Yuan, T., Wickwar, V.B, Taylor, M., Zhao, Y., Pautet, P., Coordinated temperature measurements in Logan, UT, USA.
        • Fish, C., Wickwar, V.B, Thurairajah, B., Sojka, J.J, Berkey, F., Bailey, S., Yuan, T., Taylor, M.J, Mitchell, N., Hocking, W., (2013). Multi-year Observations of Mid-latitude Middle Atmospheric Winds, Waves, and Temperature associated with SSW Events over Northern Utah.
        • Wynn, T.A, Wickwar, V.B, (2009). The effects of model misspecification on linear regression coefficients as applicable to solar and linear terms. Annual Report of the Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium
        • Herron, J.P, Wickwar, V.B, Espy, P.J, Meriwether, J.W, (2007). Observation of a noctilucent cloud above Logan, Utah (41.7N, 111.8W) in 1995. J. Geophys. Res., 112
        • Wickwar, V.B, Taylor, M.J, Herron, J.P, Martineau, B.A, (2002). Visual and lidar observations of noctilucent clouds above Logan, Utah, at 41.7N. J. Geophys. Res., 107:D7
        • Shepherd, M.G, Reid, B., Zhang, S., Solheim, B.H, Shepherd, G.G, Wickwar, V.B, Herron, J.P, (2001). Retrieval and validation of mesospheric temperatures from Wind Imaging Interferometer observations. J. Geophys. Res., 106:A11, 24813-24829.
        • Professional Journal

        • Sox, L., Wickwar, V.B, Fish, C., Herron, J.P, (2016). Connection Between the Midlatitude Mesosphere and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings as Measured by Rayleigh-scatter Lidar. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 121:9, 4627–4636. doi: 10.1002/2015JD024374
        • Yuan, T., Heale, C.J, Snively, J.B, Cai, X., Pautet, P.D, Fish, C., Zhao, Y., Taylor, M.J, Pendleton, W.R, Wickwar, V.B, Mitchell, N.J, (2016). Evidence of Dispersion and Refraction of a Spectrally Broad Gravity Wave Packet in the Mesopause Region Observed by the Na Lidar and Mesospheric Temperature Mapper Above Logan, Utah. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121, 579-594. doi: doi:10.1002/2015JD023685

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                PHYS 1080 - Intelligent Life in the Universe, Fall 2018

                PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Fall 2018

                PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2018

                PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Spring 2018

                PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2017

                PHYS 5500, 6310 - Intermediate Topics in Physics (Topic), Fall 2017

                PHYS 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2017

                PHYS 4650, 6650 - Optics I, Fall 2016

                PHYS 3880 - Advanced Physics Laboratory, Spring 2016

                PHYS 4650, 6650 - Optics I, Fall 2015

                PHYS 3500 - Topics in Physics (Topic), Fall 2015

                PHYS 3880 - Advanced Physics Laboratory, Spring 2015

                PHYS 4650,6650 - Optics I, Fall 2014

                PHYS 3880 - Advanced Physics Laboratory, Spring 2014

                ECE,PHYS 4650,6650 - Optics I, Fall 2013

                ECE,PHYS 4650,6650 - Optics I, Fall 2012

                PHYS 6310 - Solar-terrestrial Physics I, Spring 2012

                ECE,PHYS 4650,6650 - Optics I, Fall 2011

                ECE 4680 - OPTICS II, Spring 2011

                ECE 6680 - OPTICS II, Spring 2011

                PHYS 4680 - OPTICS II, Spring 2011

                ECE 4650 - OPTICS I, Fall 2010

                ECE 6650 - OPTICS I, Fall 2010

                PHYS 4650 - Optics I, Fall 2010

                PHYS 6650 - Optics I, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Jonathan Price, Physics, August 2015
                David Moser, Physics
                Leda Sox, Physics, April 2011 - April 2016