This page illustrates the FLDAS unified land/water mask and the land cover data used in the FLDAS simulations. FLDAS-Noah uses the land surface datasets from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) as our "standard".
The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) based UMD veg classification datasets are used for VIC.
Info on these data can be found
Eastern Africa (EA):
EA landcover map (PNG)
Western Africa (WA):
WA landcover map (PNG)
Southern Africa (SA):
SA landcover map (PNG)