Our Sun as a Source of Space Weather,
by Joan Burkepile

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Joan Burkepile is a scientist in the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research interests include the study of coronal mass ejections, and their effects on the large scale structures of the corona over the solar cycle. Her current research includes a study on signatures of solar activity responsible for major geomagnetic storms; a study measuring variations in the mass of the corona over the last two solar cycles, and work on detecting variations in the acceleration of coronal mass ejections as they leave the corona. She has authored a number of articles on such topics as the speed of solar mass ejections, and a comparison of ground-based and spacecraft observations of coronal mass ejections from 1980-1989.

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