Abstract

By using the fact that raypaths in a linear acoustic velocity field are circular arcs, we analytically generate a number of distinct nontrivial synthetic seismograms. The seismograms yield accurate traveltimes from reflection events, but they do not give reflection amplitudes. The seismograms are useful for testing seismic migration programs for both speed and accuracy, in settings where lateral velocity variations can be arbitrarily high and dipping reflectors arbitrarily steep. Two specific examples are presented as illustrations.

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