Gracia Rodríguez-Caderot

Experience Related to the Investigation

PhD in Astrophysics at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). Since 1988 working on issues of Geodesy, global geoid determination, in a European project to determine the geoid in the Mediterranean Sea. Since 1999 working on the Global Positioning Satellite, GPS, applied to geodynamic issues, control of Earth's crustal deformation in seismic areas of special interest. Currently working on the development of algorithms for data processing of the new positioning systems, Galileo and modernized GPS, and the study of the influence of the ionosphere in the GNNS observables.




1988-Present: Professor at the Deparment of Astronomy and Geodesy, Faculty of Mathematics, University Complutense of Madrid.. Lecturer on Astronomy and Geodesy.

2010-Present:  Vice Dean at the Faculty of Mathematics.

Visiting Scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS (France), Polytechnic of Milan (Italy), University of Como (Italy), Observatory of Paris (France).


Research interests


  • Studies associated to Mars
  • Design and implementation of new algorithms for the future multifrequency GNSS  (Global Navigation Satellite Systems).
  • Ionospheric studies applied to GNNS.
  • GNNS techniques applied to deformations of the earth’s crust.
  • Use of GPS technology in the field of archaeology.


Research projects


Participation in 21 research projects funded by different Agencies in the areas of Space and/or Geodesy in various fields of specialization, such as: Space Geodesy (GPS, GALILEO, GNNS); design and observations of geodetic network for the study of crustal movements; deformation monitoring and GPS applied to Archaeology.


Research interests in contracts with the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA)


  • Development of algorithms for implementation in databases for analysis of the evolution of the upper and middle atmosphere.
  • Interpretation of atmospheric data.
  • Ionospheric data analysis of the Arenosillo (Spain)
  • Director of several Fellowships Research Personnel Training
  • Director of several research work in the Doctoral Program “Geophysics, Meteorology and Geodesy”
  • Evaluating the Austrian Science Fund and the National Agency of Evaluation and Planning, Ministry of Research, Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain) projects.
  • Professor in the course “Positioning satellite in the next decade, planned improvements and new systems” in the 4th edition of the Latin American School organized by Complutense University at the National University de la Plata (Argentina), 2009. 


Main recent publications:


  • M. C de Lacy, F. Sansò, A.J.Gil , G. Rodríguez-Caderot. A Method for the Ionospheric Delay Stimation and Interpolation in a Local GPS Network. Studia Geophysica & Geodaetica Vol. 49, pp. 63-84 (2005)
  • G. Rodríguez-Caderot, M. C de Lacy, A. J. Gil, B. Blázquez. Comparing Recent Geopotential Models in Andalusia (Southern Spain). Studia Geophysica & Geodaetica Vol. 50, pp. 619-631 (2006)
  • P. Alfaro, A. Estevez,  B. Blázquez , M. J. Borque, M. S. Garrido, A. J. Gil,  C. de Lacy, A. Ruiz, J. Jiménez, S. Molina, G. Rodríguez-Caderot, M. Ruiz Morales, C. Sanz de Galdeano. Geodetic Control of the Present Tectonics Deformation of the Betic Cordillers (Spain). International Association of Geodesy Symposia. Vol. 131, pp. 209-216 (2006)
  • Giorgiana De Franceschi, Lucilla Alfonsi, David Altadill, Pal Bencze, Alain Bourdillon, Dalia Buresova, Ljiljana R. Cander, Benito de la Morena, Lefteris Economou, Miguel Herraiz, Kirsti Kauristie, Jan Lastovicka, Silvia Pau, Gracia Rodriguez, Richard Stamper, Iwona Stanislawska, The contribution to IHY from the COST296 Action MIERS: Mitigation of Ionospheric Effects on Radio Systems. Earth Moon Planet. DOI 10.1007/s11038-008-9275-6 (2008)
  • De Lacy, M.C., A. J. Gil, G. Rodriguez-Caderot, B. Moreno. A method to estimate the Ionospheric bias by using the new GNSS frequencies: an analysis of its theoretical accuracy in a PPP context. Física de la Tierra (Editores M. Herraiz y B. de la Morena) Vol. 20, pp. 133-150 (2008).
  • Rodríguez-Caderot, G., Folgueira, M., Mejuto, J., Pascual, E. Review of Topo-astronomical Methods for the Precise Orientation in Archaeological Sites. Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Conference Series “Cosmology Across Cultures. Vol. 409, pp. 396-398 (2009).
  • Carlos Marín-Lechado, Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar, Antonio J. Gil, María Jesús Borque, María Clara de Lacy, Antonio Pedrera, Angel Carlos López-Garrido, Pedro Alfaro, Francisco García-Tortosa, Maria Isabel Ramos, Gracia Rodríguez-Caderot, José Rodríguez-Fernández, Ana Ruiz-Costán, Carlos Sanz de Galdeano-Equiza. Levelling Profiles and a GPS Network to Monitor the Active Folding and Faulting Deformation in the Campo de Dalias (Betic Cordillera, Southeastern Spain). Sensors, Vol., 10, 4; doi:10.3390/s100403504 (2010).