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# The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are

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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.

1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) evaluate the relative amounts of damage caused by different storm types
(B) describe the difficulties of classifying destructive storms by type
(C) examine the relationship between wave height and the destructive potential of storms
(D) discuss a theory that explains the origins of violent storms
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others

2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?

(A) They have only recently been identified as a distinct storm type.
(B) They are more destructive than tornadoes.
(C) They are low-pressure systems.
(D) They affect a relatively small segment of the eastern coast of North America.
(E) Their winds are typically as strong as those of small hurricanes.

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.

B

Based on information from the passage, the author is most likely to agree with the statement in the second choice: northeasters need to be studied. The author establishes that knowledge about the behavior of storms can help diminish damage, then states, But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched.

The first choice is not correct; the passage actually suggests the contrary, that more knowledge might help reduce injury to people and property.

The third choice is also incorrect. The passage indicates that northeaster damage can be assessed even if the storms themselves are difficult to study. The last sentence addresses damage done by a northeaster's high waves but does not indicate that the damage is harder to assess than hurricane damage.

The fourth choice is incorrect; there is nothing in the passage to indicate that northeasters occur less often than hurricanes and tornadoes.

The fifth choice is also not correct. Although the author does say of northeasters that their diffuse nature makes them difficult to categorize, there is nothing in the passage to suggest that northeasters should not be studied; on the contrary, their being as destructive as hurricanes and their threat to larger areas of coastline suggest that they should be studied.

4. With which of the following statements about northeasters would the author of the passage most likely agree?

(A) Even increased knowledge about the behavior of northeasters is unlikely to reduce the injury to people and property that they cause.
(B) Northeasters are deserving of closer study by climatologists than they have received in the past.
(C) Damage caused by northeasters is less easily assessed than damage caused by hurricanes.
(D) Northeasters are more difficult to study than are hurricanes and tornadoes because northeasters occur less often.
(E) Northeasters are too diffuse to warrant close study by climatologists.

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Originally posted by PiyushK on 12 Aug 2014, 09:46.
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Updated on: 21 Aug 2016, 07:51
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Time taken 5 mins.
1.The primary purpose of the passage is to
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others
Took some time to figure this out.Answer lies in starting 3/4 lines of 2 Para. 1st para is basically an intro para.

2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?
C. They are low-pressure systems.
" 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"

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.
1 Para: "The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. Hurricanes and tornadoes,"
2 Para: "But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched, perhaps because they are more difficult to study. "

Originally posted by JarvisR on 13 Aug 2014, 05:06.
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29 Aug 2014, 10:16
Nice,breezy 620-630 question...
Imo shd be done done under 3 mins..
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Well, took me 5 mins. The reason being, the answers were so crystal clear that the i took more time rechecking them
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29 Dec 2014, 02:52
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All correct
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08 Jul 2015, 20:23
1E 2C 3A

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26 Aug 2016, 01:18
Took 4 mins to answer , including 1 min and 50 seconds to read
One of the easier GMAT RC passage
-The author does not cite an opinion but merely explains storms and reasons why some are studies while others are not

1.
The author explains why tornadoes and hurricanes receive more attention than Northeasters

2."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."

3.
"The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements."
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11 Sep 2017, 03:03
Can someone explain in Question 3, why option C is eliminated. The end of the first paragraph does say that although abundant ....difficult to predict.

I was confused between A and C and chose C.
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09 May 2018, 04:46
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Can someone explain in Question 3, why option C is eliminated. The end of the first paragraph does say that although abundant ....difficult to predict.

I was confused between A and C and chose C.

Hey pra,

the passage suggests:
Quote:
onsequently, data about them are abundant, and their behavior is relatively well understood, although still difficult to predict.

We can only learn from this that these storms are difficult to predict, albeit, we aren't given any information about the predictability of other storms. Hence, we can't infer that these storms are harder to predict than others storms.

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Passage-29 GMATPrep RCs-Collection(Main article)

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.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) evaluate the relative amounts of damage caused by different storm types
(B) describe the difficulties of classifying destructive storms by type
(C) examine the relationship between wave height and the destructive potential of storms
(D) discuss a theory that explains the origins of violent storms
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others

2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?

(A) They have only recently been identified as a distinct storm type.
(B) They are more destructive than tornadoes.
(C) They are low-pressure systems.
(D) They affect a relatively small segment of the eastern coast of North America.
(E) Their winds are typically as strong as those of small hurricanes.

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.

Took 3:47 seconds.

Correct answer: E, C and A
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Passage-29 GMATPrep RCs-Collection(Main article)

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.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) evaluate the relative amounts of damage caused by different storm types
(B) describe the difficulties of classifying destructive storms by type
(C) examine the relationship between wave height and the destructive potential of storms
(D) discuss a theory that explains the origins of violent storms
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others

2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?

(A) They have only recently been identified as a distinct storm type.
(B) They are more destructive than tornadoes.
(C) They are low-pressure systems.
(D) They affect a relatively small segment of the eastern coast of North America.
(E) Their winds are typically as strong as those of small hurricanes.

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.

Ok so i took 5.5 minutes. I had the following thoughts

1. since it is a small passage --> i thought it would have trickier questions
2. answered all questions by POE
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Additional question on the same passage is discussed here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-storms-most-studied-by-climatologists-have-been-those-101671.html
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03 Oct 2018, 14:52
great guys...

@MMM1991- 2 min; @shanki16- 1min 56 sec; @manishkhare- 2 mins 28 sec

any tips? how did you read so fast and also managed getting all correct?
First quest was little tricky for me. Thanks.
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18 Oct 2018, 01:32
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Passage-29 GMATPrep RCs-Collection(Main article)

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.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) evaluate the relative amounts of damage caused by different storm types
(B) describe the difficulties of classifying destructive storms by type
(C) examine the relationship between wave height and the destructive potential of storms
(D) discuss a theory that explains the origins of violent storms
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others

2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?

(A) They have only recently been identified as a distinct storm type.
(B) They are more destructive than tornadoes.
(C) They are low-pressure systems.
(D) They affect a relatively small segment of the eastern coast of North America.
(E) Their winds are typically as strong as those of small hurricanes.

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.

It took my 2 min 26 sec ( I SUCK BIG TIME ON VERBAL)

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20 Oct 2018, 23:58
Time taken 2m40s, all correct
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21 Oct 2018, 09:06
around 2:30 min
pretty quick and easy Imo
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24 Nov 2018, 12:38
anishkaulgud wrote:
Nice,breezy 620-630 question...
Imo shd be done done under 3 mins..

Agree but I am still taking more than required time to read and attempt RC questions.
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24 Nov 2018, 12:40
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around 2:30 min
pretty quick and easy Imo

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