An exposure category that adequately reflects the characteristics of ground surface
irregularities at the site shall be determined for the design of a communications structure.

Account shall be taken of variations in ground surface roughness that arise from natural topography and vegetation as well asTIA EIA Rev G from constructed features. The exposure category for a structure shall be assessed as being one of the following:

Exposure B: Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas, or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger. Use of this exposure shall be limited to those areas for which terrain representative of Exposure B surrounds the structure in all directions for a
distance of at least 2,630 ft [800 m] or ten times the height of the structure, whichever is greater.

Exposure C: Open terrain with scattered obstructions having heights generally less than 30 ft [9.1 m]. This category includes flat, open country, grasslands and shorelines in hurricane prone regions.

Exposure D: Flat, unobstructed shorelines exposed to wind flowing over open water (excluding shorelines in hurricane prone regions) for a distance of at least 1 mile [1.61 km]. Shorelines in Exposure D include inland waterways, lakes and non-hurricane coastal areas. Exposure D extends inland a distance of 660 ft [200 m] or ten times the height of the structure, whichever is greater. Smooth mud
flats, salt flats and other similar terrain shall be considered as Exposure D.