In an interview with Fox News 45, Antonio Busalacchi, the director of UMD's Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), describes how aging weather satellites are vital to accurate weather forecasts - and they're beginning to fail. The government needs to invest in new satellites to protect the public from dangerous weather, Busalacchi says.
In this satellite's-eye-view video, the GOES-13 weather satellite tracks Hurricane Sandy as it sweeps up the U.S. East Coast. GOES-13 has broken down twice in the past year.
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