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Confirmation for Kirchhoff data  

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Published as Journal of Seismic Exploration, v. 9, 121130 (2001)
Amplitude preservation for offset continuation:
Confirmation for Kirchhoff data
Sergey Fomel^{}and Norman Bleistein^{}
Abstract:
Offset continuation (OC) is the operator that transforms commonoffset
seismic reflection data from one offset to another. Earlier
papers by the first author presented a partial differential
equation in midpoint and offset to achieve this transformation.
The equation was derived from the kinematics of the continuation
process with no reference to amplitudes. We present here a proof
that the solution of the OC partial differential equation does
propagate amplitude properly at all offsets, at least to the same
order of accuracy as the Kirchhoff approximation. That is, the
OC equation provides a solution with the correct traveltime and
correct leadingorder amplitude. ``Correct amplitude'' in this
case means that the transformed amplitude exhibits the right
geometrical spreading and reflectionsurfacecurvature effects
for the new offset. The reflection coefficient of the original
offset is preserved in this transformation. This result is more
general than the earlier results in that it does not rely on the
twoandonehalf dimensional assumption.



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Confirmation for Kirchhoff data  

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