We appreciate the comments of Graizer (2013) and agree that the accuracy of all site‐response methods should be evaluated with respect to recordings from downhole array sites. However, the goal of our study was not to evaluate the absolute accuracy of a specific method of site‐response analysis, but rather to evaluate two approaches to the same method of site‐response analysis. Namely, we aimed to evaluate the random‐vibration theory (RVT) and time‐series (TS) approaches to equivalent‐linear site‐response analysis using frequency‐domain transfer functions. Because these two types of analysis use the same algorithm to model wave propagation, we felt that the most...

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