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Replying to England, P. C. & Katz, R. F. Nature 468, doi:10.1038/nature09154 (2010)

In their Comment England and Katz1 suggest that our model2 contains two flaws and that there are additional problems in our thermal models. This Reply points out an important part of our model that England and Katz1 appear to have missed, addresses their suggestion that there are flaws and discusses whether our thermal models are in error.

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