Greetings People of the Oden Antarctic Expedition 2010, My name is Justin W from Mr. Peneston's 9th grade class. Following your blogs, i have a question about the melting of the top ice layers and snow layers stacked on top of the ice possibly causing rising water levels. As the ice melts, water builds up during the "summer" if Antarctic has a summer season. then when the freezing period comes, the water freezes over. but my question is, as the water re-freezes, and makes heavier ice, would that, and with the snow layers on top of the ice layers, could that cause water underneath the ice layers to rise, and have that freeze over. Would the rising water and freezing of it cause the ice layers to get gradually bigger and bigger?