Air quality information

The University of Nevada, Reno has installed PurpleAir airborne particulate matter sensors at numerous locations within and outside buildings. Use the links below to view individual monitors on the PurpleAir site.

The University makes no claim as to the accuracy or usefulness of these data. These PurpleAir sensors have been installed because they provide the best information available, though they are known to provide unreliable data in high wood smoke conditions. Please refer to the AirNow information on wildfires to learn how and why the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applies a correction factor to PurpleAir data to estimate the air quality index (AQI) during wildfire events.

PurpleAir particulate matter sensors

Main campus

Lake Tahoe campus

Redfield campus

Other off-campus buildings

Frequently asked questions about wildfire smoke