One thing I'd bear in mind, though, is the location of the Wind Engineering
Research Center in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Kishor Mehta remarked, in a seminar on
ASCE 7-95 that I took back a few years ago, that Lubbock is "As flat as a
pancake. No, wait, it is FLATTER than a pancake." (Said in an Asian-Indian
accent, it was pretty funny).
I would suggest that if the folks at WERC didn't consider Exposure D
applicable in Lubbock, that is significant.
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 6:43 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: What Exposure to use?
> I have the same questions. I was in southeastern Arizona and
> could look out
> across the valley for 40 miles or more with nothing obstructing my vision
> or the wind.
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