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

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

Selected Publications

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

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

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