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primary reflection

1. n. []

Seismic events whose energy has been reflected once. Multiples, in contrast, are events whose energy has been reflected more than once. A goal of seismic data processing is to enhance primary reflections, which are then interpreted as subsurface interfaces.

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Diagram of ghosts and multiple reflections.