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Type: Guide / Handbook / Manual / Protocol
Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews; Collin D. Bevins; Robert C. Seli
Publication Date: 2004

The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a program for personal computers that is a collection of mathematical models that describe fire and the fire environment. It is a flexible system that produces tables, graphs, and simple diagrams. It can be used for a multitude of fire management applications including projecting the behavior of an ongoing fire, planning prescribed fire, and training. BehavePlus is the successor to the BEHAVE fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system. Primary modeling capabilities include surface fire spread and intensity, crown fire spread and intensity, safety zone size, size of point source fire, fire containment, spotting distance, crown scorch height, tree mortality, wind adjustment factors, and probability of ignition. The User's Guide describes operation of the program. Other papers describe the models and application of the system.

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Citation: Andrews, Patricia L.; Bevins, Collin D.; Seli, Robert C. 2004. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 3.0: user's guide. General Technical Report, RMRS-GTR-DRAFT. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 144p.

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  • BehavePlus
  • computer program
  • fire intensity
  • fire spread
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