How to get there -- Ice Physics Something I have always dreamed of doing is working in the arctic and doing research on something in the physical sciences whether it be atmospheric sciences, glaciology or some sort of ice physics where they are taking samples of the ice and doing research on them living in the arctic (or antarctic) for long periods of time. I don't have very much guidance on how to get there at all. One thing I will be doing is going to University Of Alaska Fairbanks next year (hopefully as a 2ed year transfer as i am a first year community college student) and then be able to start getting involved somehow with the research that goes on up there regarding this. I am also trying to figure out if I should go into their PHYSICS MAJOR OR GEOLOGY WITH GEOPHYSICS EMPHASIS MAJOR. With the physics major I can specialize in space physics which sounds extremely interesting to me but seems to lack the outdoors part of the research I am looking for and I feel like it would all be inside. UAF also, has a ICE Physics graduate program in their geological sciences department that intrigues me and when I go to look on the faculty pages quite a few of them seem to go out into the field and do this sort of research. I just fear this kind of work is going to lack on the science end quite a bit. Also, one last thing, I have heard of Research Phds going to Antarctica for like a few years to do their research and it is like an actual program, has anyone heard of this or something similar?