Joan Burkepile

NCAR Scientist

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Area of expertise
Sun and Upper Atmosphere
the solar corona, coronal mass ejections, large-scale solar magnetic field

The solar corona is Joan Burkepile's focus, with a strong emphasis on the study of coronal mass ejections and their impact on Earth. She combines a wide variety of solar observations to determine the relationship of coronal mass ejections to other forms of solar activity and to the changing state of the large-scale solar magnetic field. Burekpile is a researcher in NCAR's High Altitude Observatory.