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Weather is a time varying 3-dimensional phenomena, but the displays of weather data are inherently 2-dimensional. Since weather phenomena at one level can impact the weather at another level, it would be desirable to view weather on a 3D volume type of display. Initially weather displays were on paper and currently weather information is displayed on computer screens. The human mind can interpret 3D volume information in a number of ways. Having two eyes, the brain can detect the parallax differences between the images for the left eye being slightly different from the right eye. Objects that are closer to the observer have a greater parallax shift between the two eyes than distant objects. Hence 3D displays can be generated by generating separate displays for each eye. The two displays can be directed to each eye using colored filters (such as anaglyph red/cyan glasses), cross polarization filters (such as RealD 3D movie glasses), or electronic glasses which switch the lens on/off in sync with the display (such as 3D TV displays). While these displays are effective, they require the user to use special glasses with dedicated 3D terminals. They are generally not amenable to general purpose displays such as cell phones, tablets, or ordinary computer monitors. These displays also require that the user have two equally good eyes.


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