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This question is an addition to this answer to Creating Sentinel-2 cloud free, cloud-shadow free composite or scene on Google Earth Engine (GEE)?

There Rodrigo E. Principe showed how to mask out the clouds. I am wondering if there is a way to mask the shadows as well. And, if possible then not only the shadows of the clouds but also, shadows in rugged topography.

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There has been an approach to do this using a decision tree: Ready-to-Use Methods for the Detection of Clouds, Cirrus, Snow, Shadow, Water and Clear Sky Pixels in Sentinel-2 MSI Images.

I have adapted the code to EE, and make it open source in geetools, both for the Python API and for the JavaScript API

var cld = require('users/fitoprincipe/geetools:cloud_masks')
var image = ee.Image('COPERNICUS/S2/20151123T142942_20170221T180430_T19GCN')

Map.centerObject(image)

var mask_shadow = cld.hollstein_S2(['shadow'])(image)

Map.addLayer(mask_shadow, {bands:['B8', 'B11','B4'], min:0, max:5000})
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