Professor Matt Piggott is a co-investigator of MELT. He is responsible for applying leading-edge techniques in numerical modelling to the ocean environment in the grounding zone of Thwaites Glacier. The aim is to create a parameterization, validated by in situ observations, of the rate at which the base of the ice shelf in the grounding zone is melted by the ocean, which can then be installed in larger scale models, such as MITgcm.