Juan R. Pardo

Dr. Juan R. Pardo, CSIC Staff Scientist at Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF-CSIC)

Research interests:

– Interstellar and circunstellar media.
– Submillimeter wave instrumentation and software development.
– Earth atmosphere remote sensing.
– Solar system objects.
– Mm-submm observations and radiative transfer models.

Main facilities used:
IRAM-30m, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, ARIES-40m, Kitt Peak 12m.

Main software developments:
Atmospheric transmission at microwaves (ATM) model, now part of the official ALMA software.


  • Research staff member at CSIC (2007-present).
  • Several contracts at CSIC including a Ramón y Cajal tenure-track (2001-2007).
  • Post-doc at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (New York, USA) and the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, USA) (1997-2000)
  • PhD at Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI (1996).
  • Graduate in Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) (1991).

Selected publications:

J.R. Pardo, E. Serabyn, M.C. Wiedner, R. Moreno, G. Orton.
“Ground-based measurements of the 1.3 to 0.3 mm spectrum of Jupiter and Saturn, and
their detailed calibration”, Icarus, 290, 150-155 (2017)

J. R. Pardo, J. Cernicharo, J. R. Goicoechea, M. Guélin, A. Asensio-Ramos.
“Molecular Line Survey of CRL 618 from 80 to 276 GHz and complete model”
Astrophysical Journal, 661, 250 (2007)

J.R. Pardo, J. Cernicharo, T.G. Phillips.
“Dissociative Shocks in the neighborhood of Orion IRc2 traced with atomic carbon”
Astrophysical Journal Letters, 634/1, L61-L64 (2005).

J.R. Pardo, E. Serabyn, M.C. Wiedner, and J. Cernicharo.
“Measured telluric continuum-like opacity beyond 1 THz”
J. Quant. Spec. and Radiat. Transfer 96/3-4, 537-545 (2005)

J. R. Pardo, J. Alcolea, V. Bujarrabal, F. Colomer, A. del Romero, and P. de Vicente.
“28SiO v=1 and v=2, J=1–0 maser variability in evolved stars. Eleven years of short spaced monitoring”, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 424, 145-156 (2004).

J. R. Pardo, J. Cernicharo, and E. Serabyn.
“Atmospheric Transmission at Microwaves (ATM): An Improved Model for mm/submm applications”
IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, 49/12, 1683-1694 (2001)

J. R. Pardo, E. Serabyn and J. Cernicharo.
“Submillimeter atmospheric transmission measurements
on Mauna Kea during extremely dry El Niño conditions:
Implications for broadband opacity contributions”
J. Quant. Spectr. and Radiat. Transfer, 68/4, 419-433 (2001).

J. R. Pardo, J. Cernicharo and L. Pagani.
“Ground-Based Spectroscopic Observations of Atmospheric
Ozone from 142 to 359 GHz in Southern Europe”
Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, D6, 6189-6202. (1998)