A ground surface roughness within each 45-degree (0.79 rad) sector shall be determined for a distance upwind of the site as defined in Section 1609.4.3 from the categories defined below, for the purpose of assigning an exposure category as defined in Section 1609.4.3.
Surface Roughness B. Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger.
Surface Roughness C. Open terrain with scattered obstructions having heights generally less than 30 feet (9144 mm). This category includes flat open country, and grasslands. This surface roughness shall also apply to any building located within surface roughness B-type terrain where the building is within 100 feet (30 m) horizontally in any direction of open areas of surface roughness C or D-type terrain that extends more than 600 feet (182.9 m) in the upwind direction and a width greater than 150 feet (46 m).
Surface Roughness D. Flat, unobstructed areas and water surfaces. This category includes smooth mud flats, salt flats and unbroken ice.