This tutorial introduces the main functionalities of the package fordead (FORest Degradation And Dieback). fordead is a python package initially developed to detect anomalies in seasonality induced by bark beetle outbreaks on spruce forests from Sentinel-2 time series.
If the package is not already installed, follow the installation instruction guide.
If already installed, launch the command prompt and activate the environment with the command
conda activate <environment name>
Download the tutorial dataset
This tutorial uses a subset extracted from a Sentinel-2 time series, corresponding to a coniferous forest stand attacked by bark beetle in North East region of France. The subset can be downloaded manually from the fordead_data repository, or automatically with the command line :
This dataset includes all Sentinel-2 images acquired since the launch of Sentinel-2A in 2015 until September 2019. The dataset was downloaded from the Theia data catalogue. Level-2A FRE (Flat REflectance) products will be used for this tutorial (for more information, please visit this webpage). fordead can also process data obtained from other providers (ESA-Copernicus, CNES-PEPS).
Disk space requirements
Once fordead is installed, a minimum of 1 Go of free disk space is recommended.