Global temperature continue to rise, the rate in which Land Ice is meltng has increased. Land Ice is the grouping for glaciesrs, ice caps, and ice sheets. As these ice formations continue to melt, it adds the "new" water to the world's oceans. Melting of land ice was responsible for a little more than 50% of the total increase from 1993 - 2008, but has been more recently responsible for over 75% between 2003 - 2007. Areas such as Greenland and Antarctica have the largest total land ice on the planet.