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RMRS-GTR-213WWW: BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables

(This publication was revised from verison 4.0 to 5.0 in September 2009.)

Andrews, Patricia L. 2009. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-213WWW Revised. Fort Collins, CO: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 111 p.

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

Keywords: Fire behavior, fire modeling, fire spread, fire intensity, computer program

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Title: RMRS-GTR-213WWW: BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables
Electronic Publish Date: September 11, 2009
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