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

@article{Bleistein2005MigrationinversionTI, 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}, year={2005}, volume={21}, 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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