Washington and Oregon residents should not be alarmed to witness a low- flying aircraft over parts of southern Washington and northern Oregon in late-June through July, according to a Monday news release from the U.S. Geological Survey.
For about six weeks, a fixed-wing aircraft monitored by the USGS will begin collecting and recording geologic measurements over parts of Washington and Oregon, according to a Monday news release from the USGS.
Scientific equipment is mounted to the aircraft and is designed to map geologic structures beneath the earth. This analysis is part of an ongoing USGS federal research program to identify physical occurrences such as changes in rock types.
The aircraft is controlled by experienced pilots who are specially trained for low-level flying and is operated by Goldak Airborne Surveys, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.