BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: design and features
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Faith Ann Heinsch; Patricia L. Andrews
Publication Year: 2010

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  • BehavePlus
  • fire management
  • fire modeling
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Record Last Modified: April 11, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 10046


The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a computer program that is based on mathematical models that describe wildland fire behavior and effects and the fire environment. It is a flexible system that produces tables, graphs, and simple diagrams. It can be used for a host of fire management applications, including projecting the behavior of an ongoing fire, planning prescribed fire, assessing fuel hazard, and training. This report documents the BehavePlus design and features to help users better understand the system and use it more effectively. It is based in part on material in a series of self-study lessons that were developed to provide a detailed, step-by-step description of various aspects of BehavePlus. This report supplements two reference guides on BehavePlus: a User's Guide describes operation of the program and can be accessed at, and a Variables paper describes the more than 180 variables in Behave-Plus and can be accessed at

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Heinsch, Faith Ann; Andrews, Patricia L. 2010. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Design and Features. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-249. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p.

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