CIRA does a variety of research on air quality, including:
- WRAP Technical Support System - Providing technical support to the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) visibility improvement program.
- IMPROVE - Contributing to the monitoring of air quality in protected environments through the Interagency Monitoring of PROtected Visual Environments (IMPROVE).
- VIEWS - Supporting the Environmental Protection Agency through the Visibility Information Exchange Web System (VIEWS) for regional haze research.
- AirToxics - Online access to data about toxic substances in the air.