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GLIMPCE deep Seismic reflection profiles across the Midcontinent Rift System beneath Lake Superior reveal a central asymmetric rift with an enormous thickness of volcanic and sedimentary rocks. True amplitude cmp-processing, poststack and prestack migration and forward modelling are used to improve images of steeply dipping faults, unconformities and other discontinuities in the deep Seismic data. With prestack migration important steeply dipping structural features of the Lake Superior data set are revealed for the first time. Improved images of high-angle normal faults, later reactivated as reverse faults, provide key structural information for understanding the evolution of the rift system. Results illustrate that structural interpretations of complex deep reflection records, such as those recorded by GLIMPCE, should always be based on migrated data. Furthermore, depth-migrated sections provide useful starting models for forward velocity modelling of Seismic data. ?? 1990.
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Pre- and poststack migration of GLIMPCE reflection data