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Figure 9.8. Creation of a realization by simulated annealing for the Dakota formation thickness (in feet), south-central Hodgeman county, Kansas.

Map (a) is the initial random layout whose semivariogram (b) is pure nugget effect.
color map and variogram

Rendition (c) is an intermediate stage with semivariogram (d).
color map and variogram

Map (e) is the final realization whose semivariogram (f) perfectly fits the semivariogram model for the attribute.
color map and variogram

Kansas Geological Survey, Mathematical Geology Section
Updated March 1999