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Deserts exist on less than 25 cm of precipitation a year. The average precipitation in Antarctica is 16.6 cm per year. By that definition Antarctica is a desert.

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Siberia is not a desert. It is composed of taiga and tundra. Antarctica is a cold winter or polar desert.

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Much of Antarctica is considered what type of biome is it tundra desert forests or grasslands?

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Is antarctica part of the Tundra?

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What deserts are in the Arctic and Antarctica regions?

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What is the name of the desert in the Arctic?

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Is the Arctic desert the coldest biome?

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Is Antarctica the only ice desert?

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