Positions

Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2018 ELF Whistler Dependence on a Sunlit IonosphereJournal of Geophysical Research.  123:3955-3964. 2018
2017 Conjugate observations of electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves associated with traveling convection vortex eventsJournal of Geophysical Research.  122:7336-7352. 2017
2017 Simultaneous observations of traveling convection vortices: Ionosphere-thermosphere couplingJournal of Geophysical Research.  122:4943-4959. 2017
2017 Fast-moving diffuse auroral patches: A new aspect of daytime Pc3 auroral pulsationsJournal of Geophysical Research.  122:1542-1554. 2017
2017 In situ statistical observations of Pc1 pearl pulsations and unstructured EMIC waves by the Van Allen ProbesJournal of Geophysical Research.  122:105-119. 2017
2016 Development of Ground-Based Search-Coil Magnetometer for Near-Earth Space ResearchJournal of Magnetics.  21:509-515. 2016
2016 Rocket-borne measurements of electron temperature and density with the Electron Retarding Potential Analyzer instrumentJournal of Geophysical Research.  121:6774-6782. 2016
2016 Confirmation of EMIC wave-driven relativistic electron precipitationJournal of Geophysical Research.  121:5366-5383. 2016
2016 Including sheath effects in the interpretation of planar retarding potential analyzer's low-energy ion data.Review of Scientific Instruments.  87:043504. 2016
2016 Measuring the seeds of ion outflow: Auroral sounding rocket observations of low-altitude ion heating and circulationJournal of Geophysical Research.  121:1587-1607. 2016
2015 Ion upflow dependence on ionospheric density and solar photoionizationJournal of Geophysical Research.  120:10039-10052. 2015
2015 Correlated Pc4-5 ULF waves, whistler-mode chorus, and pulsating aurora observed by the Van Allen Probes and ground-based systemsJournal of Geophysical Research.  120:8749-8761. 2015
2015 Van Allen probes, NOAA, GOES, and ground observations of an intense EMIC wave event extending over 12 h in magnetic local timeJournal of Geophysical Research.  120:5465-5488. 2015
2015 Solar cycle dependence of ion cyclotron wave frequenciesJournal of Geophysical Research.  120:4711-4718. 2015
2015 Electron precipitation from EMIC waves: A case study from 31 May 2013Journal of Geophysical Research.  120:3618-3631. 2015
2014 Ionospheric irregularities during a substorm event: Observations of ULF pulsations and GPS scintillationsJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics.  114:1-8. 2014
2014 In situ observations of Pc1 pearl pulsations by the Van Allen ProbesGeophysical Research Letters.  41:1823-1829. 2014
2014 Investigating the IMF cone angle control of Pc3-4 pulsations observed on the groundJournal of Geophysical Research.  119:1797-1813. 2014
2013 Simultaneous traveling convection vortex events and Pc1 wave bursts at cusp latitudes observed in Arctic Canada and SvalbardJournal of Geophysical Research.  118:6352-6363. 2013
2013 Pulsating auroral electron flux modulations in the equatorial magnetosphereJournal of Geophysical Research.  118:4884-4894. 2013
2013 Auroral Current and Electrodynamics Structure (ACES) observations of ionospheric feedback in the Alfven resonator and model responsesJournal of Geophysical Research.  118:3288-3296. 2013
2013 Multi-instrument observations from Svalbard of a traveling convection vortex, electromagnetic ion cyclotron wave burst, and proton precipitation associated with a bow shock instabilityJournal of Geophysical Research.  118:2975-2997. 2013
2013 Persistent, widespread pulsating aurora: A case studyJournal of Geophysical Research.  118:2998-3006. 2013
2012 Cluster observations of band-limited Pc 1 waves associated with streaming H+ and O+ ions in the high-altitude plasma mantleJournal of Geophysical Research.  117:n/a-n/a. 2012
2012 Electron temperature in the cusp as measured with the SCIFER-2 sounding rocketJournal of Geophysical Research.  117:n/a-n/a. 2012
2012 Upstream-generated Pc3 ULF wave signatures observed near the Earth's cuspJournal of Geophysical Research.  117:n/a-n/a. 2012
2011 A laboratory experiment to examine the effect of auroral beams on spacecraft charging in the ionospherePhysics of Plasmas.  18:092905-092905. 2011
2011 Statistical study of Pc1-2 wave propagation characteristics in the high-latitude ionospheric waveguideJournal of Geophysical Research.  116:n/a-n/a. 2011
2011 Pi1B pulsations as a possible driver of Alfvenic aurora at substorm onsetJournal of Geophysical Research.  116:n/a-n/a. 2011
2011 Large-scale aspects and temporal evolution of pulsating auroraJournal of Geophysical Research.  116. 2011
2010 Probing the relationship between electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves and plasmaspheric plumes near geosynchronous orbitJournal of Geophysical Research.  115:n/a-n/a. 2010
2010 Ducting characteristics of Pc 1 waves at high latitudes on the ground and in spaceJournal of Geophysical Research.  115:n/a-n/a. 2010
2009 Searching for ULF signatures of the cusp: Observations from search coil magnetometers and auroral imagers in SvalbardJournal of Geophysical Research.  114:n/a-n/a. 2009
2009 PFISR and ROPA observations of pulsating auroraJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics.  71:708-716. 2009
2009 PENGUIn multi-instrument observations of dayside high-latitude injections during the 23 March 2007 substormJournal of Geophysical Research.  114:n/a-n/a. 2009
2008 Temporal and spatial characteristics of Pc1 waves observed by ST5Journal of Geophysical Research.  113:n/a-n/a. 2008
2008 Pc1-Pc2 waves and energetic particle precipitation during and after magnetic storms: Superposed epoch analysis and case studiesJournal of Geophysical Research.  113:n/a-n/a. 2008
2007 Statistical observations of spatial characteristics of Pi1B pulsationsJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics.  69:1775-1796. 2007
2007 Ground and satellite observations of the evolution of growth phase auroral arcsJournal of Geophysical Research.  112:n/a-n/a. 2007
2007 Solar modal structure of the engineering environmentProceedings of the IEEE.  95:1085-1132. 2007
2006 Nature of Pi1B pulsations as inferred from ground and satellite observationsGeophysical Research Letters.  33. 2006
2006 Despun rocket borne imager: Design aspects of a space based optical imaging instrument for auroral studiesReview of Scientific Instruments.  77:045112-045112. 2006
2006 Narrow-band extremely low frequency (ELF) wave phenomena observed at South Pole StationGeophysical Research Letters.  33. 2006
2006 The outer radiation belt injection, transport, acceleration and loss satellite (ORBITALS): A canadian small satellite mission for ILWSAdvances in Space Research.  38:1838-1860. 2006
2005 Pc 1 waves and associated unstable distributions of magnetospheric protons observed during a solar wind pressure pulseJournal of Geophysical Research.  110. 2005
2004 A study of Pc-5 ULF oscillationsAnnales Geophysicae.  22:289-302. 2004
2003 Evidence for a discrete spectrum of persistent magnetospheric fluctuations below 1 mHzJournal of Geophysical Research.  108. 2003
2003 Radial localization of magnetospheric guided poloidal Pc 4-5 wavesJournal of Geophysical Research.  108. 2003
2001 Correlation studies of compressional Pc5 pulsations in space and Ps6 pulsations on the groundJournal of Geophysical Research.  106:29797-29806. 2001
2001 Determining the mass density along magnetic field lines from toroidal eigenfrequencies: Polynomial expansion applied to CRRES dataJournal of Geophysical Research.  106:29915-29924. 2001
2001 Ionospheric reflection of small-scale Alfven wavesGeophysical Research Letters.  28:3573-3576. 2001
2001 Compressional Pc5 type pulsations in the morningside plasma sheetAnnales Geophysicae.  19:311-320. 2001
1999 Simultaneous satellite and ground-based observations of a discretely driven field line resonanceJournal of Geophysical Research.  104:12361-12377. 1999
1999 Evidence for a global disturbance with monochromatic pulsations and energetic electron bunchingJournal of Geophysical Research.  104:7011-7023. 1999
1999 A statistical study of Pc3-Pc5 magnetic pulsations observed by the AMPTE/Ion Release Module satelliteJournal of Geophysical Research.  104:4523-4538. 1999
1998 Identification of low-frequency magnetosheath wavesJournal of Geophysical Research.  103:23661-23676. 1998

Patents And Disclosures

Year Title
System and method of telemetry for sounding rockets and their sub-payloads using free-space optics

Principal Investigator On

  • Collaborative Research: A High-Latitude Conjugate Area Array Experiment to Investigate Solar Wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018 - 2022
  • Loss Through Auroral Microburst Pulsations (LAMP)  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2018 - 2021
  • KiNET-X: Kinetic-scale Energy and Momentum Transport Experiment  awarded by University of Alaska 2018 - 2021
  • C-REX2 In-Situ Measurements of Neutral and Plasma Dynamics Associated with Earth's Cusp-Region Thermospheric Mass Density Anomaly  awarded by University of Alaska 2017 - 2020
  • ULF Data Processing  awarded by New Jersey Institute of Technology 2017 - 2019
  • C-Rex-2 Addendum: ERPA-Bobs Adding Multipoint Electron Temperature Measurements to CREX-2 Mission  awarded by Dartmouth College 2018 - 2019
  • Collaborative Research: Studies of ULF Waves Associated with Solar Wind Coupling to the Magnetosphere and Inosphere  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2018
  • Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude Studies  awarded by Dartmouth College 2014 - 2018
  • Collaborative Research: Synoptic Geospace Systems Analysis Utilizing Instrumentation from South Pole and McMurdo Stations  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013 - 2017
  • Drivers of Thermal Upwelling of Neutral Particles at High Latitudes  awarded by US DOD, Air Force 2014 - 2017
  • Collaborative Research: Continued Study of ULF Waves at Cusp Latitudes on Svalbard to Probe Earth's Space Environment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013 - 2017
  • Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2013 - 2017
  • Next Generation Alkali Atom Magnetometer Electronics Design  awarded by Physical Sciences, Inc. 2015 - 2016
  • Collaborative Research: Studies of Solar Wind - magnetosphere Interactions using Observations of ULF Waves Vat an Extensive Ground Array at High Altitudes  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2014
  • Community Workshop: Atmospheric and Space Research in Polar Regions  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2014
  • Sounding Rocket Observations of the Role of Electron Temperatures in Ionospheric Feedback  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2011 - 2014
  • Magnetospheric-Ionosphere Coupling in the Alfven Resonator  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2010 - 2013
  • Rocket Observations of Neutral Upwelling in Cusp  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2010 - 2013
  • Data Analysis in Support of PENGUIn Objectives  awarded by Siena College 2012 - 2013
  • Testing and Trouble Shooting Induction Coil Magnetometer Coils  awarded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2011 - 2012
  • Studies of Solar Wind Magnetosphere Interactions using Observations of ULF at Manned Stations of an Extensive Array  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2009 - 2012
  • Studies of the Polar Ionosphere and Magnetosphere from Measurements in Antartica  awarded by Siena College 2007 - 2011
  • PENGIUN a High-latitude Window to Geospace Dynamics  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2009 - 2011
  • Study of ULF Waves at Cusp Latitudes on Svalbard to Probe Earth's Space Enviroment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2008 - 2011
  • Thermal Upwelling of Neutral Particles at High Latitudes  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2011
  • Rocket Experiment for Neutral Upwelling  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2011
  • CASCADES 2: Reflight of the Changing Aurora in Situ and Camera Analysis of Dynamic Electron Precipitation Structures  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2007 - 2010
  • Auroral Current and Electrodynamic Structure (ACES) Sounding Rocket Experiment  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2007 - 2010
  • Sounding of the Cusp Ion Fountain Energization Region 2 - SCIFER-2  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2006 - 2010
  • Polar Experiment Network for Geospoace Upper-atmosphere Investifations (PENGUIS): Advancing the Vision for Global Studies  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007 - 2009
  • Studies of Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions using Ground-Based Induction Magnetometers at Manned Stations as Part of an Extensive Ground Array  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2006 - 2009
  • Space-based Measurements of Pulsating Aurora  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2008 - 2009
  • Probing the Possible Coupling of Helioseismic Modes to Earth's Magnetosphere  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007 - 2008
  • Using Ground-Based Observations of ULF Waves at Cusp Latitudes on Svalbard to Probe Earth's Space Environment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2008
  • Rocket Observations of Pulsating Aurora  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2005 - 2008
  • Using Ground-based Observations of ULF Waves at Auroral and Sub-auroral latitudes in Antarctica to Probe Earth's Space Environment  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2005 - 2008
  • Development of an Autonomous Real-time Remote Observatory (ARRO)  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2004 - 2007
  • Imager Characterization for the Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP) Space Environment Satellite  awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 2005 - 2007
  • Calibration of EPOP Fast Auroral Images  awarded by University of Calgary 2006 - 2007
  • Conjugate Studies of ULF Waves and Magnetospheric Dynamics  awarded by Augsburg College 2004 - 2006
  • Measurement and Analysis of Extremely Low Frequency(ELF) Waves at South Pole Station  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2004 - 2006
  • Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2018
  • Honors/General Physics II Taught course 2018
  • Senior Design Project Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • General Physics II Recitation Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Optics Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Experimental Physics I Taught course 2016
  • Experimental Physics I Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Electricity and Magnetism I Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Marc Lessard