Dr. Erik Rasmussen
Senior Research Scientist
VORTEX-SE Coordinating Scientist
CIMMS NSSL and the University of Oklahoma
Dr. Erik Rasmussen is an American meteorologist and leading expert on mesoscale meteorology, severe convective storms, forecasting of storms, and tornadogenesis. He was the field coordinator of the first of the VORTEX projects in 1994-1995 and a lead principal investigator for VORTEX2 from 2009-2010 and VORTEX-SE from 2016-2017, as well as involved in other smaller VORTEX offshoots and many field projects.