Forests are essential for wildlife, biodiversity and to fight climate change.
In order to map forest cutting from one year to another, this script compares:
If the NDVI decreases above 0.25, it is certainly a clear cut.
As the aim of the script is to represent the forest cutting, it will color in red the pixel where cuts have been detected.
The limitations are essentially:
The two images are from Madagascar forest. The first one represent the forest in 2017 (raw image from S2 L2A). The second is from 2018 and the script highlights in red where forest clear cuttings have been made.
The third and the fourth images are the same things for Bouconne forest in France (near Toulouse).
More information is available in the supplementary material.
Inspired by Harel Dan temporal script