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(a) Different models of equilibrium magnetic field in slab geometry. (b) Equilibrium magnetic field . Model parameters are fixed: .
The width of the saturated magnetic island w for different current profiles: H, A, and C.
Equilibrium current of profile A and saturated mean current for two values of .
Island width as a function of time: (a) profiles H and A; (b) profile C.
Locally averaged vorticity as a function of time.
(a) Local vorticity sources at the separatrix due to Reynolds/Maxwell stresses and viscous damping; (b) Contributions to the Maxwell stress tensor at the separatrix.
. (a) The local vorticity density at ; (b) The schematic distribution of the dominant vorticity source due to Maxwell stress. The vorticity is generated in two regions: magnetic separatrix and the outer current sheet.
(a) The island width evolution for various with profile D ( ). (b) The island saturation width for various with profile D for three values of .
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