BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: variables
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews
Publication Year: 2009

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  • BehavePlus
  • computer program
  • fire intensity
  • fire spread
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Record Last Modified: April 11, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 7216


This publication has been revised to reflect updates to version 4.0 of the BehavePlus software. It was originally published as the BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: Variables in July, 2008. The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a computer program 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, fuel hazard assessment, and training. The BehavePlus program automatically creates a worksheet that requests the required input variables based on the modules, output variables, and options selected by the user. This is a reference paper that describes the 189 variables in BehavePlus, with information on input and output relationships. A User's Guide describes operation of the program and can be accessed at

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Andrews, Patricia L. 2009. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: variables. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-213WWW Revised. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p.

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