There are several factors that influence the growth and distribution of a particular regions primary industries. These primary industries, are necessary for an economy to grow. Without a primary industry, which could also be called natural resources, secondary, tertiary and quaternary industries would struggle in a country (excluding Japan etc. ). These factors also affect where people live. If you were at a warm place, near the coast, it is a lot more populated, than interior America.

This population, affects your labor and markets. With a good geography, cash crops may be able to grow in the region developing a farm industry. There are several factors that affect a regions natural resources. These factors are landscape features, temperature and precipitation. Landscape features affect the economy. Some landscape features that range all over the United States are tundra and mountains.

If you were describe the Arctic Coastal Plain, you would have to mention the permafrost. In the Pacific ranges and coastal lowlands, the soil is rich and fertile. The soil in a region determine if youre able to grow cash crops or nothing. The temperature of a region affects the economy. In a place that is warm and humid, certain crops, will be able to grow in that region. The temperature can also affect the settlement patterns of people.

Larger populations tend to settle in a place with a high temperature. To get an precise picture of an areas climate, two temperatures are required. These are the average temperatures of the months January and July. There are three factors that affect the this result. The closer you are to the equator, usually the warmer it is. This is because the sun rays are more concentrated and direct the closer you are to the equator.

The more direc the suns rays are, the greater heating ability. During the winter, oceans maintain much more heat than land, and release this heat slowly. Land near an ocean, is warmer than land not near an ocean because the ocean retains the heat. When the sun shines, the heat bounces off, but cant reach the atmosphere. The heat in the air comes from the warm surface, so air closer to the ground is usually warmer. As altitude increases, air temperature decreases.

This decline in air temperature is known as the lapse rate. Precipitation can also affect the economy. In a place that is humid, certain crops, will be able to grow in that region. The precipitation can also affect the settlement patterns of people. Larger populations tend to settle in a place with a high precipitation. Precipitation is all forms of moisture falling on the ground.

Vegetation is the type grasses, trees, shrubs that grow in a region. The vegetation in a region depends upon the rainfall, temperature, and the physical relief of the landscape. It is a representation of all the other factors of the physical geography of an area. The vegetation can develop a lumber industry. If lumber is plentiful and is in demand in that region, than surely and lumber industry will develop.

The vegetation growing in a region can also reflect the farming potential of that region. If the vegetation is very tropical, than that shows that the region is a good place to farm. Landscape features, temperature, precipitation and vegetation influence the growth and distribution of a particular regions primary industries. These primary industries, are necessary for an economy to grow. Soil, and the type of land affect what type of crops are able to grow in that region. Temperature and precipitation, both affect the primary industries and economy.

In a place that is warm and humid, certain crops, will be able to grow in that region. The temperature and precipitation can also affect the settlement patterns of people. Larger populations tend to settle in a place with a high temperature and precipitation. Vegetation is a representation of all the other factors of the physical geography of an area. Vegetation can affect the lumber and agriculture industry.

All these four factors have one thing in common. All these factors, landscape features, temperature, precipitation and vegetation affect the primary industries (natural resources) and the economy.