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1. Introduction 2. Transformation of Snow to Ice 3. Grain-Scale Structures and Deformation of Ice 4. Mass Balance Processes: Overview and Regimes 5. Mass Balance Processes: Surface Ablation and Energy Budget 6. Glacial Hydrology 7. Basal Slip 8. The Flow of Ice Masses 9. Temperatures in Ice Masses 10. Large-Scale Structures 11. Reaction of Glaciers to Environmental Changes 12. Glacier Surges 13. Ice Sheets and the Earth System 14. Ice, Sea Level, and Contemporary Climate Change 15. Ice Core Studies