Abstract

The Kirchhoff approximation provides a representation of seismic data as a summation of imaged data along isochron surfaces (demigration). The asymptotic inversion of this representation provides a migration as a summation of seismic data along diffraction surfaces. We replace Born inversion techniques with Kirchhoff inversion techniques and further show the link between the Kirchhoff and Born representations after the Born linearized reflection coefficient is replaced by the Kirchhoff reflection coefficient.

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