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# When the ocean is calm, its surface absorbs much of the sunlight reach

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Re: When the ocean is calm, its surface absorbs much of the sunlight reach [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

When the ocean is calm, its surface absorbs much of the sunlight reaching it and thus heats up. In windy conditions, however, waves develop and their white crests reflect much of the incoming sunlight, resulting in much less heating. Until recently, computer models designed to predict global temperature fluctuations did not take into account the effect of whitecaps on ocean temperatures. Nonetheless, factoring that effect in is unlikely to affect predictions very much, because __________.

A. windy conditions are most likely to occur when clouds, which are taken into account by the computer models, block much of the Sun’s light
B. windy conditions are as likely to occur at night, when there is no incoming sunlight at all, as they are to occur during daylight
C. certain regions of the world’s oceans experience windy conditions far more frequently than other regions do
D. the computer models use increasingly accurate estimates of the magnitude of various factors that influence global temperatures
E. waves reaching ocean shores typically have white crests even in calm conditions

The underlined portion has to explain why updating the computer models wouldn't change predictions much..

(A) gives us a good answer.

Argument: Wind -> Wave Crests reflect sun -> Much less heat

(A) says:

&
(2)Clouds block sun light

Therefore
Clouds -> Windy -> Much less heat

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When the ocean is calm, its surface absorbs much of the sunlight reach [#permalink]
I dont know why it has assumed that only in cloudy condition we have winds

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