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The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Hurricane Hunters, fly into the eye of tropical cyclones in their WC-130 Hercules aircraft to collect and report vital meteorological data for advance storm warnings. The data are relayed to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, for broadcasting emergency storm warnings on land. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season marked ". . . the end of a season that produced a record number of consecutive storms to strike the United States and ranks as one of the more active seasons in the 64 years since comprehensive records began." A total of 16 named storms formed this season, including eight hurricanes, five of which were major hurricanes at Category 3 strength or higher. The maximum winds were recorded for each storm and are shown in the preceding table, abridged from a table in Wikipedia.
Consider these storms a population of interest. Obtain the following parameters for the maximum wind speeds. Use the appropriate mathematical notation for the parameters to express your answers.
a. Mean
b. Standard deviation
c. Median
d. Mode
e. IQR


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