I sincerely apologize for the broad and generic nature of my question, but I hope someone will be able to give me some guidance. I'm looking to learn more about the melting of ice, more specifically about the influence of a rise in temperature and the influence of light (most likely just visible light) on the process. I'm also interested to know how energy is conveyed into the ice from its surroundings. I can, of course, guess that it happens from the outside in, but I'm looking for some more details. If anyone could tell me anything about any of these topics or relating ones, or can link me to a site or tell me of a good book (though the latter is not much preferred, as I don't live in an English-speaking country), I would very much appreciate it.