Vincent Wickwar

Physics

Professor


Vince Wickwar

Contact Information

Office Location: SER 218E
Phone: 435-797-3641
Email: 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 | Book Chapters

  • Hammond, M.R, Wilkerson, T.D, Wickwar, V.B, (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, (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, (2001). Mesospheric temperature observations at the USU / CASS Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO): Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Environment, and Space. Proceedings of SPIE

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • 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

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Spring 2021
PHYS 1080 - Intelligent Life in the Universe, Fall 2020
PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Fall 2020
Phys 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Spring 2020
PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Spring 2020
Phys 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Spring 2020
Phys 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisememt, Fall 2019
PHYS 1080 - Intelligent Life in the Universe, Fall 2019
PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Fall 2019
PHYS 3010 - Space Exploration from Earth to the Solar System, Spring 2019
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 2018
Leda Sox, Physics, April 2011 - April 2016