Tryne Point ( Coordinates: ) is a rocky point at the east extremity of Law Promontory in Antartica, forming the west side of the entrance of Stefansson Bay. Charted by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Norwegian expedition under Christensen in January–February 1937, and named Trynet, a Norwegian word meaning "the snout." The form Tryne, dropping the definite article, is approved with the added generic term point.
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Law Promontory in Antarctica was named after Phillip Law, who flew over and photographed this feature in February 1954.
Stefansson Bay is a bay indenting the coast for 16 kilometres (10 mi) between Law Promontory and Fold Island. Mawson of the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) applied the name to a sweep of the coast west of Cape Wilkins which he observed on about February 18, 1931. Exploration by DI personnel on the William Scoresby, 1936, and the Lars Christensen expedition 1936-37, defined this section of the coast more accurately. It was named for Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Arctic explorer.
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Penck Ledge is a mainly ice-covered ledge at the west side of the head of Penck Trough in Queen Maud Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from surveys and air photos by the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition (NBSAE) (1949–1952), led by John Schjelderup Giæver, and additional air photos (1958–59), and named in association with Penck Trough.
The Tryne Islands are a group of numerous small Antarctic islands and rocks, about 7 km (4 mi) in extent, forming the western limit of Tryne Bay and Tryne Sound at the north-eastern end of the Vestfold Hills. The islands were mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37) and named Trynøyane.
Cape Wilkins is a rocky cape at the north tip of Fold Island, forming the east side of the entrance to Stefansson Bay. Discovered on February 18, 1931, by the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. Mapped in February 1936 by DI personnel on the William Scoresby. It was remapped in greater detail from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37. Mawson named this feature Cape Hearst in gratitude for the purchase of the news rights of BANZARE by the Hearst Press. Later he agreed to change the name to Cape Wilkins, the name used by subsequent expeditions.
Blackrock Head is a conspicuous coastal rock outcrop on the eastern part of Law Promontory, 3 nautical miles (6 km) northwest of Tryne Point in Antartica. It was discovered in February 1936 by Discovery Investigations personnel on the William Scoresby and so named by them for its black, rocky appearance.
Cirque Fjord is an ice-filled inlet on the south side of Law Promontory opening into Stefansson Bay in Enderby Land. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Botnfjorden. It was seen by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions party in 1956. The translated form of the name recommended by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia has been approved.
Oberst Glacier is a glacier draining the west side of Balchen Mountain in the Sor Rondane Mountains. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers in 1957 from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named Oberstbreen because of its association with Balchen Mountain. Bernt Balchen, a famous Norwegian polar aviator, achieved the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.
Mount Cronus is a majestic, conical, partially snow-covered peak, 900 metres (3,000 ft) high, rising 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Amundsen Bay and 9 nautical miles (17 km) west-southwest of Reference Peak. It was sighted by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions party in October 1956 and named for Cronus, the father of the gods in classical mythology.
Kvarsnes Bay is a small bay at the southwest side of Kvarsnes Foreland, in the southern part of Edward VIII Bay, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named Kvarsnesvika in association with Kvarsnes Foreland.
Koms Glacier is a glacier, 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, flowing north between Mefjell Mountain and Komsa Mountain in the Sør Rondane Mountains of Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers in 1957 from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named Komsbreen.
Tryne Bay is a bay about 3 nautical miles (6 km) wide at the northeast end of the Vestfold Hills, lying between the Tryne Islands and the coast. Charted by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37) and named "Trynevika".
Tryne Crossing is a low but rough pass across Langnes Peninsula, Vestfold Hills, leading from the southwest arm of Tryne Fjord to Langnes Fjord. Used for portage and sledges and probably suitable for tracked vehicles. The area was mapped from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37), and was photographed by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47). First traversed by an ANARE party led by B.H. Stinear, May 13, 1957, and named for its association with Tryne Fjord.
Tryne Sound is a short, narrow passage on the north side of Langnes Peninsula, Vestfold Hills, connecting Tryne Bay and Tryne Fjord. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37) and named Tryne Sund.
Fischer Nunatak is a nunatak, 750 metres (2,460 ft) high, standing 2 nautical miles (4 km) south of Mount Henderson in the northeast part of the Framnes Mountains, Mac. Robertson Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and named "Sornuten". It was renamed by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions for H.J.L. Fischer, a cook at Mawson Station in 1958.
Fricker Glacier is a glacier, 10 nautical miles (19 km) long, which lies close north of Monnier Point and flows in a northeasterly direction into the southwest side of Mill Inlet, on the east coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. It was charted by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) and photographed from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition in 1947, and was named by the FIDS for Karl Fricker, a German Antarctic historian.
Goldsworthy Ridge is a ridge extending north from Mount Henderson in the northeast part of the Framnes Mountains of Mac. Robertson Land, Antarctica. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and was named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for R.W. Goldsworthy, a survey field assistant with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions in 1962.
Stack Bay is a small bay between West Stack and the mouth of Hoseason Glacier in Enderby Land. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from air photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition (1936–37) and called "Skotvika" because of the proximity to West Stack, named by personnel of RRS William Scoresby in 1936. The name for the bay has been approved in a translated form to agree with West Stack.
Todd Glacier is a glacier 7 nautical miles (13 km) long flowing southwest into Calmette Bay, western Graham Land. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947. Surveyed by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), 1961-62. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Gertrude E. Todd, BAS Scientific Officer and Editor, employed in the London Office, 1950-63.
Vallot Glacier is a glacier flowing northwest to Laubeuf Fjord close south of Lewis Peaks, on Arrowsmith Peninsula in Graham Land. It was mapped by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from surveys and air photos, 1948–59, and was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) for Joseph Vallot, a French naturalist and glaciologist who first measured the surface velocity of a glacier over a long period, in Switzerland, 1891-99.
Dingle Dome is an ice-covered dome rising above 400 metres (1,300 ft) and surmounting the north end of Sakellari Peninsula, on the coast of Enderby Land. It was discovered in 1956 during flights by Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions aircraft, and named by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia for Robert Dingle, officer in charge at Davis Station in 1957.
Spring Point is a point forming the south side of the entrance to Brialmont Cove, on the west coast of Graham Land in Antarctica. Discovered in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition under Gerlache. He named it for Professor W. Spring of the University of Liege, a member of the Belgica Commission.