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Tor Nordam

Senior Research Scientist

Tor Nordam

Senior Research Scientist

Tor Nordam
Phone: 470 22 879
Department: Environment and New Resources
Office: Trondheim

Publications and responsibilities

Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1812329

Oil slick thickness is a key parameter for the behaviour of oil spilled at sea. It influences evaporation and entrainment, viable response options, and the risk to marine life at the surface. Determining this value is therefore of high relevance in oil spill modelling. In open water, oil can spread ...

Year 2020
Type Journal publication
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1800456

As the hydrocarbon fields mature and reach the end of their productive lives, their Permanent Plug and Abandonment (PP&A) become inevitable. Even though new technology and verification methods are being researched, it is evident that operational, barrier material and qualification challenges tog...

Authors Tveit Mari Røstvig Khalifeh Mahmoud Nordam Tor Saasen Arild
Year 2019
Type Part of a book/report
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1721059

In oil spill models, vertical mixing due to turbulence is commonly modelled by random walk. If the eddy diffusivity varies with depth, failing to take the derivative of the diffusivity into account in the random walk scheme will lead to incorrect results. Depending on the diffusivity profile, the re...

Authors Nordam Tor Nepstad Raymond Litzler Emma Röhrs Johannes
Year 2019
Type Journal publication
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1699524

Lagrangian particle models are used for many applications in the ocean sciences, including transport modelling of oil spills, fish eggs and larvae, plastics, and sediment particles. In the context of oil spill modelling, there are numerous papers discussing entrainment of surface oil by breaking wav...

Authors Nordam Tor Kristiansen Ruben Nepstad Raymond Röhrs Johannes
Year 2019
Type Journal publication
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1676956

As petroleum development and other activities move further north, the potential for oil spills in ice-covered waters is of great concern. As a tool for contingency planning and forecasting during response, oil spill models play a key role. With the development of new, high-resolution coupled ice-oce...

Year 2019
Type Journal publication
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1643810

Vertical and horizontal transport mechanisms for marine oil spills are investigated using numerical model simulations. To realistically resolve the 3-D development of a spill on the ocean surface and in the water column, recently published parameterizations for the vertical mixing of oil spills are ...

Authors Röhrs Johannes Dagestad Knut-Frode Asbjørnsen Helene Nordam Tor Skancke Jørgen Jones Cathleen Brekke Camilla
Year 2018
Type Journal publication
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=CRIStin+1568180

The objective of this paper is to provide a simple extension of the much-used gravity spreading model for oil on calm water to account for the spreading behavior of waxy crude oils in cold waters – including the observed retardation and eventual termination of spreading at certain oil film thickness...

Year 2018
Type Journal publication