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    Author(s): Patricia L. Andrews; Collin D. Bevins; Robert C. Seli
    Date: 2005
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-106 Revised. Ogden, UT: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 132p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    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. The User's Guide describes operation of the program. Other papers describe the models and application of the system.

    Please note: this publication was revised from version 3.0 to 4.0 in July 2008.

    A reference paper that describes the 189 variables in BehavePlus can be accessed at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr213.html

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    Andrews, Patricia L.; Bevins, Collin D.; Seli, Robert C. 2005. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: User's Guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-106 Revised. Ogden, UT: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 132p.

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    Fire behavior, fire spread, fire intensity, computer program

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