Marc Lessard

Phone: (603) 862-2590
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 417, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Marc Lessard, an associate professor in the Space Science Center.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Dartmouth College
  • B.S., University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 408: General Physics II Recitation
  • PHYS 408H: Honors/General Physics II
  • PHYS 797: Senior Design Project
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Ozaki, M., Shiokawa, K., Horne, R. B., Engebretson, M. J., Lessard, M., Ogawa, Y., . . . Jun, C. (2021). Magnetic Conjugacy of Pc1 Waves and Isolated Proton Precipitation at Subauroral Latitudes: Importance of Ionosphere as Intensity Modulation Region. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(5). doi:10.1029/2020gl091384

Kim, H., Schiller, Q., Engebretson, M. J., Noh, S., Kuzichev, I., Lanzerotti, L. J., . . . Fromm, T. (2021). Observations of Particle Loss due to Injection‐Associated Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron Waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126(2). doi:10.1029/2020ja028503

Lessard, M. R., Fritz, B., Sadler, B., Cohen, I., Kenward, D., Godbole, N., . . . Yeoman, T. (2020). Overview of the Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling Sounding Rocket 2 (RENU2). Geophysical Research Letters, 47(21). doi:10.1029/2018gl081885

Fritz, B. A., Lessard, M. R., Dymond, K. F., Kenward, D. R., Lynch, K. A., Hecht, J. H., . . . Solomon, S. C. (2020). RENU2 UV PMT Observations of the Cusp. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(20). doi:10.1029/2019gl082314

Hecht, J. H., Clemmons, J. H., Lessard, M. R., Kenward, D. L., Sadler, F. B., Fritz, B. A., . . . Lynch, K. A. (2020). A New Technique for Estimating the Lifetime of Bursts of Electron Precipitation From Sounding Rocket Measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(18). doi:10.1029/2019gl082894

Engebretson, M. J., Posch, J. L., Wygant, J. R., Kletzing, C. A., Lessard, M. R., Huang, C. -L., . . . Shiokawa, K. (2015). Van Allen probes, NOAA, GOES, and ground observations of an intense EMIC wave event extending over 12 h in magnetic local time. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 120(7), 5465-5488. doi:10.1002/2015ja021227

Engebretson, M. J., Lessard, M. R., Bortnik, J., Green, J. C., Horne, R. B., Detrick, D. L., . . . Rose, M. C. (2008). Pc1-Pc2 waves and energetic particle precipitation during and after magnetic storms: Superposed epoch analysis and case studies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 113(A1), n/a. doi:10.1029/2007ja012362

Arnoldy, R. L. (2005). Pc 1 waves and associated unstable distributions of magnetospheric protons observed during a solar wind pressure pulse. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(A7). doi:10.1029/2005ja011041

Lessard, M. R., & Knudsen, D. J. (2001). Ionospheric reflection of small-scale Alfvén waves. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(18), 3573-3576. doi:10.1029/2000gl012529

Hudson, M. K., Denton, R. E., Lessard, M. R., Miftakhova, E. G., & Anderson, R. R. (n.d.). A study of Pc-5 ULF oscillations. Annales Geophysicae, 22(1), 289-302. doi:10.5194/angeo-22-289-2004

Most Cited Publications