Is it true that there are cold desert biomes?

Yes.  The Atacama, Gobi, and Great Basin deserts are just few of the world's cold deserts.  Cold deserts biomes are similar to other desert biomes, except for the fact that the only form of precipitation they are subjected to is snowfall; they receive about 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow per year, not enough to accumulate and feed the plant and animal life, let alone build a snowman...

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