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Project Manager(s):
  • Patricia L. Andrews
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Collin D. Bevins
    Systems for Environmental Management
  • Faith Ann Heinsch
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Deb Tirmenstein
    Synergy Staffing
  • Erin K. Noonan
    Wildland Fire Management RD&A
  • Roberta A. Bartlette
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Joe H. Scott
  • Robert C. Seli
    US Forest Service
  • Tobin Kelley
  • Donald W. Carlton
    Fire Program Solutions, LLC
  • Dave Custer
Funding Source(s):
  • Systems for Environmental Management
  • US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Fire Behavior Research Work Unit
  • US Forest Service, S&PF, Fire and Aviation Management
  • Joint Fire Science Program

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, safety zone size, size of point source fire, fire containment, spotting distance, crown scorch height, tree mortality, and probability of ignition.

Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior    Fire Effects    Fuels    Models    Planning    Weather
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
  • BehavePlus
  • fire behavior prediction model
  • fire management planning
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FRAMES Record Number: 7118