I am returning from the ACIS-WS Workshop in Ithaca, NY. The workshop was an introduction to the Applied Climate Information System - A RESTful (this term was never mentioned during the workshop) interface to a large dataset of US Climate Data.
The purpose of ACIS is to allow users to create products using their web service. Starting at Philadelphia airport and ending at 30,000ft, I created the visualisation below. It shows the daily maximum temperature for Ithaca, NY for the period 1950 to 2011.