BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: user's guide
Document Type: Guide / Handbook / Manual / Protocol
Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews; Collin D. Bevins; Robert C. Seli
Publication Year: 2008

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  • BehavePlus
  • computer program
  • fire intensity
  • fire spread
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Record Last Modified: November 5, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 5506


This publication has been revised to reflect updates made to version 3 of the BehavePlus software, it was originally published as the BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 2.0 User's Guide in June, 2003. 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.

[This publication is referenced in the "Synthesis of knowledge of extreme fire behavior: volume I for fire managers" (Werth et al 2011).]

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Andrews, Patricia L.; Bevins, Collin D.; Seli, Robert C. 2008. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: user's guide. General Technical Report, RMRS-GTR-106WWW Revised. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 123 p.

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