What is a cold desert?

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May 28, 2015

A desert is a region which is extremely arid and thus supports very little or no plant or animal life.

We normally think of a desert as being hot, but this is not part of the definition.

There are only a few "cold deserts" on Earth (although they are common on Mars, for example).

The Brooks Range are mountains which run through Northern Alaska and into the Yukon. The Northern slopes of the Brooks Range are a desert although normally very cold.