Dallas H. Abbott and Ann E. Isley
Extraterrestrial influences on mantle plume activity; reply
Earth and Planetary Science Letters(October 2003), 215(3-4):429-432
Index Terms/Descriptors: age; Cenozoic; cratering; impacts; mantle; mantle plumes; Mesozoic; plate tectonics; statistical analysis; time series analysis
In reply to comment the title authors maintain that the age constraints currently available for events in these data sets require that some degree of smoothing should be done to obtain an appropriate statistical comparison. Further justification of their hypothesis is made.