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  • National Applications Office, an agent of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • National Audit Office in several nations.
  • Nautical Almanac Office in several nations.
  • North Atlantic oscillation, a climatic phenomenon.


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  • In the northern Barents Sea, however, primary production clearly follows variations in the NAO index, being high following NAO+ years – which correspond to years with relatively warm winters and little sea ice [26].

    Physical factors mediating ecological change in the Artic

  • he shud noes betr cuz kittehs is teh cleen aminals & no lieks steenkin messz. but nao he beez reeeeeeeeeeeely grouchee & sais kitteh, y u iz messin up mai hous & frowin out mai stufz? u brings it all bak NAO!

    Oscar too growchy - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • "The audit findings released by the NAO are a true reflection of our company's problems," Sha Xianhua, a vice manager of the company, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.

    China Dam to Address Finances

  • The current weather pattern is in part related to the North Atlantic Oscillation or NAO, which is a natural climate cycle that influences winter weather in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Freak pattern brings Europe record cold & snow

  • One major phenomenon contributing to the natural variability of the climate of the Northern Hemisphere is the NAO, which is also associated with the AO, and is described in more detail in section 2.2.2.

    Regional modeling of the Arctic

  • The BBC's supporters fear this proposed close scrutiny by the NAO, which is overseen by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, would amount to direct government control of the broadcasting network.

    The Guardian World News

  • The NAO is a natural climate phenomenon that influences temperature and rainfall in Europe.

    Reuters: Top News

  • In other words, the NAO is a real natural cycle, not a manifestation of ` global warming '.


  • The data loss incident arose following a sequence of communications failures between junior HMRC officials and between them and the National Audit Office ( "NAO").

    Boing Boing

  • said the NAO, which is free of direct political control.

    UK taxpayer seen avoiding loss on bank aid | Reuters


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