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Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code GMAT Prep Passage 4 | Question # 3 This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply richachampion Legendary Member Joined 21 Jul 2015 Posted: 678 messages Followed by: 24 members Thanked: 31 times Test Date: ∞ → Target GMAT Score: 760 GMAT Score: 740 GMAT Prep Passage 4 | Question # 3 Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:29 am Elapsed Time: 00:00 • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME]) The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. Hurricanes and tornadoes, for example, are spatially confined, the forces that drive them are highly concentrated, and they have distinctive forms and readily quantifiable characteristics. Consequently, data about them are abundant, and their behavior is relatively well understood, although still difficult to predict. Hurricanes and tornadoes are also studied because they are highly destructive storms, and knowledge about their behavior can help minimize injury to people and property. But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched, perhaps because they are more difficult to study. A primary example is the northeaster, a type of coastal storm that causes significant damage along the eastern coast of North America. Northeasters, whose diffuse nature makes them difficult to categorize, are relatively weak low-pressure systems with winds that rarely acquire the strength of even the smallest hurricane. Although northeasters are perceived to be less destructive than other storms, the high waves associated with strong northeasters can cause damage comparable to that of a hurricane, because they can affect stretches of coast more than 1,500 kilometers long, whereas hurricanes typically threaten a relatively small ribbon of coastline--roughly 100 to 150 kilometers. 3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about storms that lend themselves to atmospheric measurements? A. They are more likely than other storms to be studied by climatologists. B. They are likely to be less highly concentrated than are other storms. C. They are likely to be more difficult to predict than are other storms. D. They occur less frequently along the eastern coast of North America than in other areas. E. They tend to affect larger areas than do other storms. OA: A All questions from this Passage - GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #1 GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #2 GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #3 _________________ R I C H A, My GMAT Journey: 470 → 720 → 740 Target Score: 760+ richacrunch2@gmail.com 1. Press thanks if you like my solution. 2. Contact me if you are not improving. (No Free Lunch!) Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! richachampion Legendary Member Joined 21 Jul 2015 Posted: 678 messages Followed by: 24 members Thanked: 31 times Test Date: ∞ → Target GMAT Score: 760 GMAT Score: 740 Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:17 am Bumping the thread for the experts review. _________________ R I C H A, My GMAT Journey: 470 → 720 → 740 Target Score: 760+ richacrunch2@gmail.com 1. Press thanks if you like my solution. 2. Contact me if you are not improving. (No Free Lunch!) GMAT/MBA Expert DavidG@VeritasPrep Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2301 messages Followed by: 115 members Thanked: 1069 times GMAT Score: 770 Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:03 am richachampion wrote: The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. Hurricanes and tornadoes, for example, are spatially confined, the forces that drive them are highly concentrated, and they have distinctive forms and readily quantifiable characteristics. Consequently, data about them are abundant, and their behavior is relatively well understood, although still difficult to predict. Hurricanes and tornadoes are also studied because they are highly destructive storms, and knowledge about their behavior can help minimize injury to people and property. But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched, perhaps because they are more difficult to study. A primary example is the northeaster, a type of coastal storm that causes significant damage along the eastern coast of North America. Northeasters, whose diffuse nature makes them difficult to categorize, are relatively weak low-pressure systems with winds that rarely acquire the strength of even the smallest hurricane. Although northeasters are perceived to be less destructive than other storms, the high waves associated with strong northeasters can cause damage comparable to that of a hurricane, because they can affect stretches of coast more than 1,500 kilometers long, whereas hurricanes typically threaten a relatively small ribbon of coastline--roughly 100 to 150 kilometers. 3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about storms that lend themselves to atmospheric measurements? A. They are more likely than other storms to be studied by climatologists. B. They are likely to be less highly concentrated than are other storms. C. They are likely to be more difficult to predict than are other storms. D. They occur less frequently along the eastern coast of North America than in other areas. E. They tend to affect larger areas than do other storms. OA: A All questions from this Passage - GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #1 GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #2 GMAT Prep Passage 4|Question #3 We get the answer to this one in the very first line of the passage: The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. If climatologists study these storms more than others, the answer must be A _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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