A headshot of Marc Lessard, an associate professor in the Space Science Center.

Marc Lessard

Research Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2590
Office: Space Science Center, Morse Hall Rm 417, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

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


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

Selected Publications

  • Namekawa, T., Mitani, T., Asamura, K., Miyoshi, Y., Hosokawa, K., Lessard, M., . . . McHarg, M. G. (2023). Simultaneous Precipitation of Sub‐Relativistic Electron Microburst and Pulsating Aurora Electrons. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(24). doi:10.1029/2023gl104001

  • Shumko, M., Halford, A., Breneman, A., Klumpar, D., Lessard, M., Angelopoulos, V., . . . Walsh, B. (n.d.). Recommendations on Funding Mission Operations and Historical Datasets. Vol. 55, Issue 3 (Heliophysics 2024 Decadal Whitepapers). doi:10.3847/25c2cfeb.3c105c2b

  • Salzano, M., Lessard, M. R., Noh, S., Kim, H., Waters, C., Engebretson, M. J., . . . Kim, M. J. (2022). Modeling the Effects of Drift Shell Splitting in Two Case Studies of Simultaneous Observations of Substorm‐Driven Pi1B and IPDP‐Type EMIC Waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 127(10). doi:10.1029/2022ja030600

  • Noh, S. -J., Kim, H., Lessard, M., Engebretson, M., Pilipenko, V., Kim, E. -H., . . . Salzano, M. (2022). Statistical Study of EMIC Wave Propagation Using Space-Ground Conjugate Observations. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 127(7). doi:10.1029/2022JA030262

  • Clayton, R., Burleigh, M., Lynch, K. A., Zettergren, M., Evans, T., Grubbs, G., . . . Varney, R. (2021). Examining the Auroral Ionosphere in Three Dimensions Using Reconstructed 2D Maps of Auroral Data to Drive the 3D GEMINI Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 126(11). doi:10.1029/2021ja029749

  • 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

  • Clilverd, M. A., Duthie, R., Hardman, R., Hendry, A. T., Rodger, C. J., Raita, T., . . . Milling, D. K. (2015). Electron precipitation from EMIC waves: A case study from 31 May 2013. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 120(5), 3618-3631. doi:10.1002/2015JA021090

  • 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). doi:10.1029/2007JA012362

  • Arnoldy, R. L., Engebretson, M. J., Denton, R. E., Posch, J. L., Lessard, M. R., Maynard, N. C., . . . Moore, T. E. (2005). Pc 1 waves and associated unstable distributions of magnetospheric protons observed during a solar wind pressure pulse. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 110(A7). doi:10.1029/2005JA011041

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

  • Most Cited Publications