Campus News

Weather war

J. Marshall Shepherd, the UGA Athletic Association Professor in the Social Sciences, was quoted in a USA Today article about China hacking into the U.S. weather satellite network.

Weather satellite data includes not only forecasts but also warnings that are vital to Americans and the U.S. economy, according to Shepherd, who is director of the atmospheric sciences program in Franklin College’s geography department.

“The Chinese hacking of our weather system illustrates that they also understand the value of this data and information,” Shepherd said. “Every corner of our lives depends on weather information.”