From Dr. Marcus Büker, Associate Professor of Meteorology, Western Illinois University. To schedule an interview, contact Dr. Büker directly at [email protected]

Hurricane Dorian, had it occurred in the 1990s, would have prompted a massive, and unnecessary, evacuation of most of south Florida given its track over the past week. Given advances in the science of meteorology and numerical prediction; however, most forecasters agreed nearly a week in advance that Dorian would stall over the Bamahas, then turn north and parallel the Atlantic Coast.


Dr. Buker's research focuses on atmospheric vortices and vortex-interactions, as well as transport between the troposphere and stratosphere.

BS-(Meteorology, Mathematics, and Economics - UW-Madison)

MS, PhD (Atmospheric Sciences - UW-Madison)


For assistance in scheduling, WIU University Relations may also be contacted at [email protected] or (309) 298-1993.