Migration/inversion: think image point coordinates, process in acquisition surface coordinates

  title={Migration/inversion: think image point coordinates, process in acquisition surface coordinates},
  author={Norman Bleistein and Yu Zhang and Sheng Xu and Guanquan Zhang and Samuel H. Gray},
  journal={Inverse Problems},
  pages={1715 - 1744}
We state a general principle for seismic migration/inversion processes: think image point coordinates; compute in surface coordinates. This principle allows the natural separation of multiple travel paths of energy from a source to a reflector to a receiver. Further, the Beylkin determinant (Jacobian of transformation between processing parameters and acquisition surface coordinates) is particularly simple in stark contrast to the common-offset Beylkin determinant in standard single arrival… 

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