A mountain forest map
Code in this project generates a mountain forest map according to FAO guidelines. Within the context of the CLIMO COST action there was a need for a mountain forest map (EU wide if not global), as defined by FAO rules. These rules specify that forests above 300 m and with a considerable slope are "mountain forest". I put together a Google Earth Engine worked example to generate this data (see source directory).
Currently the map generated by the code uses the FAO 300 m threshold, together with an arbitrary 5% slope value. The land cover data used is the most common value per pixel of the MODIS Collection 6 Land Cover map (2001 - 2016). Data is exported, for the EU, at a 500 m resolution, the native resolution of the MODIS product. However, a global product may be generated given the global nature of the MODIS land cover product.