The Largest Desert In The World Is?
Antarctica, a massive continent encased in snow and ice, hardly seems like the kind of place you’d call a desert–it’s a far cry from the scorching heat and sand of many of the world’s deserts. It is, however, what scientists call a cold desert.
Cold deserts are areas of extremely low temperatures as well as low humidity and low annual precipitation. With an annual precipitation of less than eight inches, it has taken Antarctica millennia to accumulate the deep glaciers and snow drifts that cover its land mass.