It is currently 22 Sep 2017, 06:45

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# CR - Meteorologists

Author Message
CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2893

Kudos [?]: 314 [0], given: 0

Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

### Show Tags

12 Aug 2006, 00:09
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Meteorologists say that if only they could design an accurate mathematical model of the atmosphere with all its complexities, they could forecast the weather with real precision. But this is an idle boast, immune to any evaluation, for any inadequate weather forecast would obviously be blamed on imperfections in the model.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the meteorologistsâ€™ boast, aside from the doubt expressed in the passage above?

(A) The amount of energy that the Earth receives from the Sun is monitored closely and is known not to be constant.
(B) Volcanic eruptions, the combustion of fossil fuels, and several other processes that also cannot be quantified with any accuracy are known to have a significant and continuing impact on the constitution of the atmosphere.
(C) As current models of the atmosphere are improved, even small increments in complexity will mean large increases in the number of computers required for the representation of the models.
(D) Frequent and accurate data about the atmosphere collected at a large number of points both on and above the ground are a prerequisite for the construction of a good model of the atmosphere.
(E) With existing models of the atmosphere, large scale weather patterns can be predicted with greater accuracy than can relatively local weather patterns.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Kudos [?]: 314 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 402

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Aug 2006, 01:30
It seems like B is the answer here....

"Meteorologists say that if only they could design an accurate mathematical model of the atmosphere with all its complexities, they could forecast the weather with real precision." If B is true then there are other factors that could impact the atmosphere hence resulting in inaccurate predictions.

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Posts: 331

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Aug 2006, 03:21
(B) Volcanic eruptions, the combustion of fossil fuels, and several other processes that also cannot be quantified with any accuracy are known to have a significant and continuing impact on the constitution of the atmosphere.

B ..

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Posts: 331

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Aug 2006, 03:30
Meteorologists say that if only they could design an accurate mathematical model of the atmosphere with all its complexities, they could forecast the weather with real precision.

Thinking again, Meteorologists claim is hypothetical.. So I was looking for
something that says - even if you construct such a model, you still can't can't predict weather becuse of SOME OTHER REASONS..

I see that B is essentially saying that Meteorologists can't construct such a model in first place..

Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5210

Kudos [?]: 432 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

12 Aug 2006, 06:20
Yes, (B) must be correct here. Even if the model were perfected it would become obsolete soon due to other uncntrollable factors.

2:10

Kudos [?]: 432 [0], given: 0

12 Aug 2006, 06:20
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 cr 13 18 Jun 2008, 12:11
CR: 2 02 May 2008, 23:36
CR 10 06 Oct 2007, 04:52
CR 13 09 Oct 2007, 06:18
Questions 192-193 are based on the following. Meteorologists 3 05 Nov 2007, 10:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by