Rotation of the forest is defined as the number of forest disturbance events for the year range, with disturbance defined as a drop of Tree Canopy Cover from >=10% to 0%, or the loss from 1 to 0.

The pseudo-code for the rotation map can be written as:

sumloss = 0; for (i = 0; i 0 or (tcc[i][y][x] == 0 and ((i > 0 and tcc[i-1][y][x] >= 10) or (i>1 and tcc[i-2][y][x] >=10 and tcc[i-1][y][x] > 0) or (i > 2 and tcc[i-3][y][x] >= 10 and tcc[i-2][y][x] > 0 and tcc[i-1][y][x] > 0)))){ sumloss++; } } out[2][y][x] = sumloss;

We travel time for 3 years and see if there is a drop of TCC from >=10% to 0% within that time period. For example, the TCC datasets can be any of the following kind.

- TCC datasets as [11, 23, 40, 0, 11, 24, 68]
- TCC datasets as [11, 23, 11, 9, 0, 24, 55]
- TCC datasets as [11, 23, 11, 9, 7, 0, 24, 55]

These can be tweaked according to the country definition, and more conditions can be added as needed.

The source code for the same in Earth Engine can be found here.

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