Hi Doug and others,
> I like the idea of including some data representation (e.g. a globe)
> we shouldn't be too specific about the type of data (e.g. met only)
> VisAD can do so much more.
I made some globes with VisAD. See them at
http://www.stuempert.de/visadglobes.html. Let me know if I should make
some more with other regions of the earth, other colors or other sizes.