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common reflection point

1. n. []

In multichannel seismic acquisition, the common midpoint on a reflector, or the halfway point when a wave travels from a source to a reflector to a receiver that is shared by numerous locations if the reflector is flat-lying. Like common depth point, this term is commonly misused, because in the case of dipping layers, common reflection points do not exist.

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