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We produce angle gathers for shot-profile migrations by combining
de Bruin et al.'s 1991 approach with that of
Sava and Fomel (2000).
Rather than extracting a single zero-offset/zero-time reflectivity
image, we extract multiple zero-time images with a range of offsets.
In 2-D this can be performed with the following sum over frequency:
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(1) |

Gathers produced this way contain off-diagonal elements of Berkhout's
reflectivity matrix 1985, and are equivalent to those
produced by imaging multiple non-zero offsets in an offset-midpoint
shot-geophone migration.
Consequently, the offset axes can be mapped to angle with Sava
and Fomel's 2000 transformation, which is
based on the relationship
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(2) |

where is the half-opening (incidence) angle.
The imaging condition (*t*=0) and their common-midpoint nature
(constant *x*) allow image gathers to be related to the partial
derivative at constant *t* and *x*.

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4/29/2001