Dagmar Budikova, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography-Geology

Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Illinois State University

Regional Councillor, West Lakes Division of the AAG (2009-2012)

Mailing Address:  206 Felmley Hall of Science, Normal, Illinois 61790-4400 Telephone:  1-309-438-7643,  Fax:  1-309-438-5310 email Department Office:  FHA 430 College Office: STV 141 Office Hours:  By appointment only

Key words: Physical Climatology; hydroclimatology; climate variability (i.e. ENSO, NAO, AO, PDO) and climate change.  Regional foci: Midwestern United States, Arctic, and the Pacific/North American region.

Full Curriculum Vita

Teaching experience

GEO 138 - Quantitative Reasoning in the Geosciences

GEO 211 - Earth's Dynamic Weather

GEO 238 - Quantitative Methods in Geography I

GEO 304 - GIS Applications  (2000-2007)    

GEO 308 - Quantitative Methods in Geography II               

GEO 341 - Climate and Global Environmental Change

GEO 346 - Applied Climatology

GEO 488.04 - Statistics for Geologists


Selected Publications

Strope. SA*, and Budikova, D. Hydrology of the 2008 summer floods across the U.S. Midwest.  Physical Geography. (In review).

Budikova, D. 2010.  Arctic sea ice and climate. In Encyclopedia of Earth.  Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland.  Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment.  First published on August 3, 2010.http://www.eoearth.org/article/Sea_ice_and_climate.

Budikova, D, Coleman, JSM, Strope, SA*, and A. Austin*. 2010. Hydroclimatology of the 2008 summer U.S. Midwest floods.  Water Resources Research. Doi: 10.1029/2010WR009206.

Coleman, JSM, and Budikova, D. 2009. Atmospheric aspects of the 2008 Midwest floods:  A Repeat of 1993? International Journal of Climatology. 30: 1645–1667.

Budikova, D.  2009.  Role of Arctic Sea Ice in Global Atmospheric Circulation:  A review. Global and Planetary Change. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.04.001.

Budikova, D.  2008.  Impact of the Arctic Oscillation on Eastern US precipitation during ENSO winters.  Climate Research. 37: 3-16.

Budikova, D.  2006. Albedo.  Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Mryka Hall-Beyer and John G. Van Hoesen. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Albedo?topic=54300.

Budikova, D. 2005.   Interaction between the Pacific Decadal and Arctic Oscillations:  Implications on winter surface air temperature across the United States.  Climate Research.  29: 199-208.

Budikova, D., and L. C. Nkemdirim. 2005. Relative changes in consistency of winter surface air temperature during ENSO events across western Canada.  The Canadian Geographer.  49: 81-99.

Budikova, D., and L. C. Nkemdirim. 2003. Annual cycle of El Niņo teleconnections across western Canada.  Physical Geography. 24: 1-25. 

Nkemdirim, L. C., and Budikova, D. 2001.  Trends in sea level pressure across western Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research:  Atmospheres. 106.  No. D11.  p. 11,801- 11,815.

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