Photo: Social networks, Scientists have found the causes of the rapid warming in the Arctic

The experts also found differences in the climate of the Arctic and Antarctica.

An international group of scientists have established, what is the cause of the rapid warming in the Arctic. The results of the research have been published in the journal Earth System Dynamics.

In particular, the experts examined the heating of the atmosphere over Antarctica, which is much slower than over the Arctic.

The researchers found that the reason for the differences is the average height of the surface of the continent. In the case of Antarctica, the height is 2.5 thousand meters above sea level.

Scientists have determined that reducing the average height of the mainland would occur the climate response to rising greenhouse gas concentrations over the continent that would cause a more rapid temperature rise .

Due to the fact that the mainland of the Arctic is significantly below the level of the sea than the continent of Antarctica, the temperatures there are rising twice as fast.