Benjamin Yeager received his Ph.D from Imperial College London. His thesis work centered on a 2-D vertical slice representation of the grounding zone of an ice-ocean system using the Fluidity numerical framework. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Associate in David Holland’s research group at New York University, New York and Abu Dhabi, working on high-resolution 3-D simulations of the Thwaites Glacier grounding zone using the MITgcm ocean model. His main objective is to develop a parameterization of the processes occurring in the grounding zone based off the MITgcm simulations that can ultimately be used in coarser resolution climate models. The parameterization is also being informed using field observations from Greenland and Antarctica in which he participates.