NSF NCAR Explorer Series Science, Arts, and Culture

Boot sculpture featuring atmospheric phenomena


“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


Space Weather & Space Climate

Our Sun constantly emits solar radiation, causing space weather and space climate on our Earth.


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.


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 is a type of solid precipitation that causes billions of dollars of damage annually. Learn more about hail and the people studying it.