- Did you know that one-third of the land on Earth is so dry that only certain plants and animals can live there? that one-third of the land on Earth is known as the desert biome.
Precipitation & Temperature
a desert is an area that receives less than 10 inches of precipitation a year. Believe it or not deserts get either rain or snow, Deserts that get rain as their precipitation are called hot deserts, and deserts get snow as their precipitation are called cold deserts.