Where are the world's deserts located?
There are deserts located in many places around the world. These include North America, South America, Africa, Australia, as well as Asia.
Some cold deserts are located far from the equator (Gobi, Antarctica) but some are close to the equator. Both the Namib and the Atacama Deserts are located, at least partially, in the tropics and both are classified as cold deserts - 'Cool Coastal Deserts.' The Sechura Desert in Peru is located even closer to the Equator and is still classified as a cold desert.