The discussion (by J.P. Le Roux) points out some typographical errors and raises questions on some results and the conclusions in Chen and Fryrear (2001). We welcome the discussion and reply and argue as follows.

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The discussion points out eight "minor errors," of which we find at least four "may mislead some readers if not corrected." (1) In the legend of Table 1 (Chen and Fryrear 2001) Tm should read "calculated mean settling time" instead of settling velocity. (2) The caption of Figure 2 should read "Measured average settling time" instead of "settling velocities." (3) The...

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