Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Joan Burkepile is a scientist in the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She received her degree in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The solar corona is Dr. 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.