Breadcrumb Home Public NSF NCAR Explorer Series Science, Arts, and Culture NSF NCAR Explorer Series Science, Arts, and Culture BEYOND SCIENCE “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Albert Einstein The Science, Art, and Culture initiative connects the arts with our NSF NCAR scientists, staff, and university partners to inspire deeper awareness and understanding about our physical world. Check back frequently to see updates, including new multimedia representations of common climate phenomena in Colorado and the wider world Categories Space Weather & Space Climate Our Sun constantly emits solar radiation, causing space weather and space climate on our Earth. Clouds Clouds are made of water droplets floating in the sky. Not only are they fun to look at, but they also have an important role in the Earth system. Wildfires In a changing climate, wildfires are becoming larger and more intense. Smoke from these fires also has an affect on air quality and public health. Hail Hail is a type of solid precipitation that causes billions of dollars of damage annually. Learn more about hail and the people studying it.