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The cold desert and semi-desert biomes are found at higher latitudes

The cold desert and semi-desert biomes are found at higher latitudes. Such deserts are located in the interior parts of the continents; owe their aridity because of their distance from moisture
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This is a journal article over a study done on the relation between the cold desert and latitude. We chose it for the purpose, since it both relates to climate and has no evident bias.
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Cold Desert Informational Video

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This video discusses the location, climate, and flora and fauna of cold deserts around the world. We used it for its accuracy; all of the information in the video was confirmed by our other sources.
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Desert Net Productivity

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This website is relevant because it discusses the net productivity of cold desert biomes.
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Gobi Desert

Gobi Desert | Cold desert APES | Scoop.it
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Case study on the Gobi Desert, a cold desert. It is notable for its relevance, as the Gobi is a very well known example of a cold desert and has many of the typical characteristics common to all cold deserts.
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Gobi Desert project to save critically endangered camel

Gobi Desert project to save critically endangered camel | Cold desert APES | Scoop.it
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This is a news article about the animal life in the Gobi Desert. It is very current, written on October 22.
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Cold desert :: Environment

Cold desert :: Environment | Cold desert APES | Scoop.it
“ Any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of the Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh...”
Via Ashlyn Gonzales
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This encyclopedia article is very authoritative on the climate and life found in cold deserts. As it is from an encyclopedia article, it is a clearly unbiased source and has the purpose of furthering knowledge about cold deserts rather than persuading. It also discusses some limiting factors, such as temperature, lack of water, and lack of shelter, and issues that impact cold deserts.
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Cold Desert World Distribution

Cold Desert World Distribution | Cold desert APES | Scoop.it
Table of information about cold deserts of the world.
Via Saundra McDonald, Ben Fisher
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This website has the distribution of cold deserts around the world. It is very accurate, confirmed by other sources, and includes the location and names of cold deserts.
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The Desert Biome Climate and Life

The Desert Biome Climate and Life | Cold desert APES | Scoop.it
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This source explains the climate, plant and animal life, and soil quality. We chose it for its authority on the subject, since it was written by the school of Paleontology at UC Berkeley.
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