A key advantage of acquiring multicomponent data using ocean-bottom sensors, whether using cables or nodes, is the ability to separate the wavefield into up- and downgoing parts. This opens up a host of attractive possibilities such as mirror imaging using the downgoing wave, attenuating receiver-side multiples using the upgoing wave only, or combining both up- and downgoing waves to completely remove the free-surface effect using up-down deconvolution. We focus here on the latter.

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