A series of Nansen-bottle water samples and associated temperature observations resulting from one release of a messenger.

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This is a national organization dedicated to representing the interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. Members come from the 46 states that have an electric distribution cooperative.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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Spontaneous aging of a supersaturated solid solution at room temperature. See also aging. Compare with artificial aging.

Space cooling achieved by shading, natural (unassisted, as opposed to forced) ventilation, conduction control, radiation, and evaporation; also called passive cooling.

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Draft that is caused by temperature differences in the air.

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A projecting aperture at the end of a tube, pipe etc. serving as an outlet for compressed air. Reduces the demand on the compressor by generating the highest thrust and volume for the lowest possible air consumption.

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A hydrocarbon gas obtained from underground sources, often in association with petroleum and coal deposits. It generally contains a high percentage of methane, varying amounts of ethane, and inert gases; used as a heating fuel.

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Short for compressed natural gas or CNG. A type of compressed gas used as fuel for stoves and heaters. CNG is stored in metal cylinders prior to use. CNG is considered safer than other types of fuel such as propane LPG - because it is lighter than air and ...

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A two step process where in the first step natural gas is exposed to a high-temperature steam to produce hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. The second step is to convert the carbon monoxide with steam to produce additional hydrogen and carbon ...

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Ventilation that is created by the differences in the distribution of air pressures around a building. Air moves from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure with gravity and wind pressure affecting the airflow. The placement and control of doors ...

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Having to do with boats, ships, or sailing.

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An annual publication that contains tidal information and information about the position of the sun, moon, planets and stars. This information is used for celestial navigation.

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The nautical mile is closely related to the geographical mile which is defined as the length of one minute of arc on the earth's equator. By international agreement, the nautical mile is now defined as 1852 meters.

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Distance at sea is measured in nautical miles, which are about 6067 feet, 1.15 statute miles or 1852 meters. Nautical miles have the unique property that a minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile. Measurement of speed is done in knots where one k ...

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NAV

Naval Vessel

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NAV

Subcommittee on Safety of Navigation (IMO)

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NAV

Navigation.

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One who designs ships.

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The art and science of designing vessels.

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