# A good reference on cosmic ray?

I am looking for a good reference on cosmic ray, both galactic and solar. Does anyone have any suggestion?

I'm looking for a reference that covers the production and propagation of cosmic rays in a rigorous way. It should target people that know about particle physics, but are ignorant about cosmic rays.

• Also try: [ The Net Advance of Physics: COSMIC RAYS](web.mit.edu/redingtn/www/netadv/Xcosmicray.html) Aug 15 '18 at 16:39
• @MSulkanen Perhaps you could convert those to answers, with relevant details.
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Aug 16 '18 at 10:00
• Please do not make your post look like a revision table, instead just seamlessly integrate the new material into the post. There is an edit history button at the bottom of the post for those interested in seeing what changed. Aug 16 '18 at 13:28
• I hope those that opted to downvote the question from it's original format will choose to at least un-vote (if not upvote) now that's been improved with the extra details. This is a useful question for those of us that study/studied cosmic rays. Aug 16 '18 at 13:49

A good an updated (2016) reference is Cosmic rays and particle physics, by T. Gaisser, R. Engel and E. Resconi, active researchers in the field. It includes a lot of the recent results in UHECR (Ultra high energy cosmic rays, energies of around $$10^{20}\,\mathrm{eV}$$) by currently running experiments (like Telescope Array, the Auger Observatory, or the Icecube observatory). It goes through some particle physics, and talks about acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays in the galaxy and outside, although it may not go too far in solar cosmic rays. I would say that the book is rigorous enough, but one can't forget that our knowledge about cosmic ray production is limited. What I like about the book is that it provides a good description about the many parts of physics that come together in cosmic ray physics.