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Methods for interpolation of severely aliased events in which composite wavelets of a section of seismic data traces are separated by wave field decomposition into their component wavelets. The spatially aliased component wavelets are identified to form a first class of wavelets. A second class of wavelets is comprised of non-aliased component wavelets. The wavelets in the second class or non-aliased component wavelets are interpolated in accordance with known techniques, such for example, as sinc interpolation whereas the spatially aliased component wavelets are interpolated in accordance with dip guided interpolation to provide the same number of traces as those comprising the second class of wavelets. The interpolated first and second class of wavelets are summed to provide a section of seismic data substantially free of spatial aliasing.