MD 121 / SWIFT

Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Marion Dufresne
Ship owner TAAF
Dates 19/02/2001 - 21/03/2001
Chief scientist(s) HUMLER Eric


Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Bât. 4

2 rue de la Houssinière

BP 92208

44322 Nantes Cedex 3

+33 (0)2 51 12 52 XX

DOI 10.17600/1200030
Objective Geophysical identification of the southwest Indian Ridge axis and rock sampling from between 33 deg E and 52 deg E.

Published data

Sauter Daniel, Cannat Mathilde (2022). Gridded bathymetric data along the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge between the Indomed and Gallieni transform faults.

Humler Eric (2019). Southwest Indian Ridge axis (33 to 52 deg. E) with transits. Multibeam bathymetry grids (processed, 100 m) acquired during MD121 SWIFT Cruise.



Seyler Monique, Brunelli Daniele (2018). Sodium-chromium covariation in residual clinopyroxenes from abyssal peridotites sampled in the 43–46°E region of the Southwest Indian Ridge. Lithos, 302-303, 142-157.

Gautheron Cecile, Moreira Manuel, Gerin Chloe, Tassan-Got Laurent, Bezos Antoine, Humler Eric (2015). Constraints on the DUPAL anomaly from helium isotope systematics in the Southwest Indian mid-ocean ridge basalts. Chemical Geology, 417, 163-172.

Chavrit D., Humler Eric, Morizet Y., Laporte D. (2012). Influence of magma ascent rate on carbon dioxide degassing at oceanic ridges: Message in a bubble. Earth And Planetary Science Letters, 357-358, 376-385.

Sauter Daniel, Cannat Mathilde, Meyzen Christine, Bezos Antoine, Patriat Philippe, Humler Eric, Debayle Eric (2009). Propagation of a melting anomaly along the ultraslow Southwest Indian Ridge between 46 degrees E and 52 degrees 20'E: interaction with the Crozet hotspot ? Geophysical Journal International, 179(2), 687-699.

Cannat Mathilde, Sauter Daniel, Bezos Antoine, Meyzen Christine, Humler Eric, Le Rigoleur Marion (2008). Spreading rate, spreading obliquity, and melt supply at the ultraslow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9(4 / Q04002), 1-26. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Meyzen Christine M., Blichert-Toft Janne, Ludden John N., Humler Eric, Mevel Catherine, Albarede Francis (2007). Isotopic portrayal of the Earth's upper mantle flow field. Nature, 447(7148), 1069-1074.

Meyzen Cm, Ludden Jn, Humler E, Luais B, Toplis Mj, Mevel C, Storey M (2005). New insights into the origin and distribution of the DUPAL isotope anomaly in the Indian Ocean mantle from MORB of the Southwest Indian Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 6(11), 1-34. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Bezos A, Lorand Jp, Humler E, Gros M (2005). Platinum-group element systematics in Mid-Oceanic Ridge basaltic glasses from the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 69(10), 2613-2627.

Sauter D, Carton H, Mendel V, Munschy M, Rommevaux-Jestin C, Schott Jj, Whitechurch H (2004). Ridge segmentation and the magnetic structure of the Southwest Indian Ridge (at 50 degrees 30 ' E, 55 degrees 30 ' E and 66 degrees 20 ' E): Implications for magmatic processes at ultraslow-spreading centers. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 5(5), 1-25.

Mendel V, Sauter D, Rommevaux-Jestin C, Patriat P, Lefebvre F, Parson Lm (2003). Magmato-tectonic cyclicity at the ultra-slow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge: Evidence from variations of axial volcanic ridge morphology and abyssal hills pattern. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4(5), 1-23.

Peate Dw, Baker Ja, Blichert-Toft J, Hilton Dr, Storey M, Kent Ajr, Brooks Ck, Hansen' H, Pedersen Ak, Duncan Ra (2003). The Prinsen af Wales Bjerge formation lavas, East Greenland: The transition from tholeiitic to alkalic magmatism during Palaeogene continental break-up. Journal Of Petrology, 44(2), 279-304. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

References of Technical Reports

Humler Eric (2001). SWIFT. Rapport de Mission.