Video: Alaska Geophysics students voyage to the Arctic

Between February 27 and March 12, 2016, eight Radford University undergraduate students, three Southwest Virginia Governor’s School students and two faculty members, traveled to Barrow, Alaska. Throughout the course of the trip the team studied Arctic sea ice first-hand, living and working in a remote location with no connecting roads and an average temperate of -6 degrees Fahrenheit.

2016 Arctic Adventures: Classroom at the top of the World


Once every two years, a group of Radford University students and a handful of high school students from the Southwest Virginia Governor's School brave bone-rattling temperatures and shivery Arctic winds at Barrow, Alaska, all in the name of science. Learn more.


Barrow, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Located 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the town sees average high temperatures in March of -6 degrees Fahrenheit. No roads connect Barrow to the rest of Alaska. Visitors must fly in or arrive by boat in the summer. Learn more.


Come back each day for up-to-date photo galleries and live stream photos of the 2016 trip to Barrow. You can also follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and by following #RadfordinAlaska.