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Table 1 Predictor variables extracted from forest disturbance patches and used in the random forest model

From: Forest disturbances and the attribution derived from yearly Landsat time series over 1990–2020 in the Hengduan Mountains Region of Southwest China

Metric group Variables Specific indices
Pre-disturbance spectral condition Average spectral value (preval_Mean) NBR, TCW, TCA
Standard deviation of spectral value (preval_Std) NBR, TCW, TCA
Post-disturbance spectral condition Average spectral value (postval_Mean) NBR, TCW, TCA
Standard deviation of spectral value (postval_Std) NBR, TCW, TCA
Disturbance Average (mag_Mean) and standard deviation (mag_Std) of disturbance magnitude NBR, TCW, TCA
Average (rate_Mean) and standard deviation (rate_Std) of disturbance rate NBR, TCW, TCA
Topography Elevation average (Elevation_Mean) Altitude
Slope average (Slope_Mean) Slope
Aspect average (Aspect_Mean) Aspect