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Carl Kisslinger, a geophysicist who furthered scientific and international understanding through tireless devotion to his field, died on 31 December 2008 at his home in Boulder, Colo. He was 82.

Studying geophysics under J. B. Macelwane at Saint Louis University, in Missouri, Carl earned his bachelor's degree in 1947 after an interruption due to World War II; he had been drafted into the U.S. Navy and taught radar, the then new technology, on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. Carl earned his master's degree in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1952.