Robert Sica

Prof. Robert Sica
Professor of Physics, The University of Western Ontario
Messungen und Daten - Payerne
Chemin de l'Aérologie
CH-1530 Payerne

Phone: +1 (519) 661-3521
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 460 94 44
Fax: +1 (519) 661-2033
E-mail: sica(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Collaborator Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC;

Purple Crow Lidar Facility (

Research page:

Key Publications of Robert Sica (up to ten) :
1. Sica, R. J., and A. Haefele (2016), "Retrieval of water vapor mixing ratio from a multiple channel Raman-scatter lidar using an optimal estimation method", Appl. Opt. 55, 763-777 (submitted 2016).

2. Sica, R. J., and A. Haefele (2015), "Retrieval of temperature from a multiple-channel Rayleigh-scatter lidar using an optimal estimation method", Appl. Opt., 54(8), 1872–1889, doi:10.1364/AO.54.001872.

3. Sica, R. (1999), "Measurements of the effects of gravity waves is the middle atmosphere using parametric models of density fluctuations. Part II: Energy dissipation and eddy diffusion", J Atmos Sci, 56(10), 1330–1343.

4. Sica, R. J., S. Sargoytchev, P. S. Argall, E. F. Borra, L. Girard, C. T. Sparrow, and S. Flatt (1995), "Lidar Measurements Taken with a Large-Aperture Liquid Mirror .1. Rayleigh-Scatter System", Appl. Opt., 34(30), 6925–6936.

5. Sica, R., G. Hernandez, G. Romick, M. Rees, and R. Roble (1986), "Auroral-Zone Thermospheric Dynamics .2. Individual Nights", J Geophys Res-Space, 91(A12), 13593–13611.

Expertise of Robert Sica:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Process Studies
Causes of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
High Altitude

Specialties of Robert Sica:
lidar, Rayleigh, Raman, ceilometer, atmosphere, liquid mirror telescope, gravity wave, optimal estimation method (OEM), water vapor, DIAL, ozone, temperature

Last update: 10/1/20
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