We thank Rice for his comment on our paper (Braathen et al., 2000) and welcome the opportunity to respond to points raised. First, however, we would like to disagree with the suggestion implicit in Rice's Figure 1A that we subscribe to the model of autochthonous tectonic window basement. This is not the case. Several published papers, map-sheets, and interpreted seismic profiles from the mid-Norway region show the central Norway basement window and other tectonic window basements to be quite clearly allochthonous (e.g., Möller, 1988; Roberts, 1989; Hurich et al., 1989; Solli et al., 1997). Accepting...

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