Gulf of Alaska
The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Alaska between the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east with the Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage.
The whole coastline is rugged and provides a combination of woods, rocks, mountains and many glaciers dar.
The golf generated because of strong surface currents in cooperation with cold air masses over the waters often strong storms that may extend south along the Pacific coast, ranging as far as Mexico and bring good rains.
The rainfall in the western Pacific Northwest and California are often due to the formation of clouds in the Gulf of Alaska.
The International Hydrographic Organization defines the Gulf of Alaska as the sea area between the coast of Alaska in the north of a line from Cape Spencer after Kabuch Point, which includes the adjacent islands.
The United States Geological Survey defines the Gulf of Alaska as the sea area between the coast of Alaska in the north and a line between the southern tip of Kodiak Island and the Dixon Entrance.