Ray Geometric Migration in Seismic Prospecting

  • K. Helbig
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 11)


With the term raw data set we describe the data obtained in a seismic survey. It is implicitly assumed that they have been pre-processed to minimize the effects of near surface layers, variations in source strength, and variations in source-to-ground and receiver-to-ground coupling. In short, we assume the data to be essentially homogeneous if the deeper subsurface is homogeneous so that all observable imhomogeneities are seismically significant.


Seismic Event Image Space Object Space Velocity Function Reflection Point 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Helbig
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  1. 1.Vening Meinesz LaboratoryRijksuniversiteit UtrechtTA UtrechtThe Netherlands

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