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SAVETREE - a tool in Google Earth Engine estimates tree mortality

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Simple Analysis of Vegetative Trends in Earth Engine - SAVETREE - is a tool developed in Google Earth Engine for the Lassen Volcanic National park, it estimates tree mortality by fitting a linear trend to time serries data of a user chosen spectral index. The user can export their new map in the form of TIFF files,add historic fire layers, and the user can produce graphs which view the values in the time series for a particular pixel by clicking on the layer.  

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Running SAVETREE
Hit the “run” button in the center panel to make the widget appear. 

Using SAVETREE  the user can do the following things:

* Spectral Index: Choose from NDMI, NDVI, NDWI or NBR to select which spectral index you would like to create a linear regression layer for. The default is NDMI.
* Area of interest: Choose from Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen National Forest, DEVELOP T2 Study Area, the Badger Planning area or choose Your asset (below) to perform the analysis on an asset you load yourself see Loading an Asset for instructions on loading your own asset. The default is LVNP.
* End year and duration: The year must be in YYYY format, it is the last year of the duration of the analysis. The duration should be a number less than 20, with the most meaningful results coming from 3-7 years, it is the number of years it will create the time series for. For example, if you put in 1990 and a duration of 3, the analysis will be run on 1988, 1989, and 1990. The defaults are 2016 and 5. 
* Add Coefficient map: Performs the coefficient trend map analysis on the spectral index and area of interest for the duration you supplied ending with the year you specified and adds that layer to the map.
* Add Bivariate map: Performs the Bivariate map analysis on the spectral index and area of interest for the duration you supplied ending with the year you specified and adds that layer to the map.
* Reset Map: Clears all layers. Note: it does not reset the area of interest or any items in the widget. To reset the area of interest, choose a different area of interest from the dropdown before running a new analysis. 
* Fire history start and end years: These years must be in YYYY format. These numbers create a filter for the fire history data where the only data to be added to the map will be fires or treatments that occurred during those years. 
* Fire History Dataset: Select from FRAP Statewide Wildfire Dataset, RX fire, Other treatment, or load your own fire data asset. To load your own asset see Loading an Asset. The wildfire, rx fire and other treatments are FRAP datasets, for more details on the FRAP data and for the most up-to-date data sets please go to http://frap.fire.ca.gov/projects/fire_data/fire_perimeters_index
* Export Coefficient Map: Exports the Coefficient trend layer as a TIFF file. See Exporting a Layer to get details on how to export layers to your Google Drive.
* Export Bivariate Map: Exports the Bivariate map layer as a TIFF file. See Exporting a Layer to get details on how to export layers to your Google Drive.
* Change Inspector: Click on any part of the Coefficient Trend or Bivariate Map layers and a graph of the change during each year for your duration for that particular point will appear at the bottom of the widget. Click the little box with the arrow in the upper right hand corner of the graph to open the graph in a new tab. You can download this graph from this new tab. 

SAVETREE was developed over two terms with DEVELOP:
* Authors v1.0: Joshua Verkerke, Anna McGarrigle, John Dilger
* Authors v2.0: Heather Myers, Anna McGarrigle, Peter Norton, Andrea Ferrer

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