Polar desert


Polar deserts are areas with annual precipitation less than 250 mm and a mean temperature during the warmest month of less than 10° C.

Polar deserts on the Earth cover nearly 5 million square kilometers and are mostly bedrock or gravel plains.

Source: Death Valley Types of deserts 

Polar desert
Polar desert

Source: Um Maine Cro-Magnon Europe 

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Español: Desierto polar
Français: Désert polaire

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