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The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a Windows®-based computer program that can be used for any fire management application that involves modeling fire behavior and fire effects. The system is composed of a collection of mathematical models that describe fire behavior, fire effects, and the fire environment based on specified fuel and moisture conditions. The program simulates rate of fire spread, spotting distance, scorch height, tree mortality, fuel moisture, wind adjustment factor, and many other fire behaviors and effects; it is commonly used to predict fire behavior in multiple situations. More information including installation files, publications, and training, is available on FRAMES.
Some applications include:
Successful application of BehavePlus depends upon knowledgeable user decisions. To effectively use BehavePlus in fire modeling, users must have enough fire and fuel experience and fire behavior training to recognize whether their input values are reasonable and make appropriate adjustments. BehavePlus is designed to balance ease of use with options and features that users want and need. Training modules are available to increase user knowledge of both fire behavior and BehavePlus use.
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The second level of technical support is provided by the USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Interagency Incident Applications (IIA) HelpDesk.
The IIA HelpDesk is available for help with software issues only and cannot answer fire behavior questions.