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INT-GTR-260: BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system--BURN subsystem, Part 2


Andrews, Patricia L.; Chase, Carolyn H. 1989. BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system--BURN subsystem, Part 2. General Technical Report INT-260. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 93 p.

This is the third publication describing the BEHAVE system of computer programs for predicting behavior of wildland fires. This publication adds the following predictive capabilities: distance firebrands are lofted ahead of a wind-driven surface fire, probabilities of firebrands igniting spot fires, scorch height of trees, and percentage of tree mortality. The system includes a separate module for graphing moisture content of fine, dead fuels. Basic assumptions, limitations, and application of the prediction models are discussed. Previous publications in the BEHAVE series are BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system-FUEL subsystem (Burgan and Rothermel 1984), and BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system-BURN subsystem, Part 1 (Andrews 1986).

Keywords: wildland fire, fire management, fire effects, firebrand, fire ignition, tree mortality


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Title: INT-GTR-260: BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system--BURN subsystem, Part 2
Publish Date: May 21, 2009
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May 21, 2009

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