We thank Tom Ewing for his informative discussion to our recent article on the Barnett Shale. Ewing provides an excellent, useful review of geologic data concerning uplift and burial history in the Fort Worth basin. His discussion of this specific topic improves upon our own, adding significant detail that should aid future analyses of the Barnett. In particular, his inclusion of a major Mesozoic erosional event as a correction to our burial history curve for Eastland County (figure 7) is welcome. We also credit Ewing for noting the limits to existing data. He emphasizes that the amount of late Paleozoic...

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