This paper is the natural follow-up of the paper [6] also presented at OMAE 2012 by the authors. In [6] the authors describe various linear reconstruction methods for short-crested seas. Each of them is based on a specific analysis technique for the spectral components obtained when applying a 3D Fourier Transform to a series of snap shots of the ocean surface. The efficiency and the accuracy of each method is investigated in [6] for the reconstruction of synthetic images of linear short-crested wave fields.

The purpose of the second part of the paper is to test the most accurate methods described in [6] for the prediction of synthetic linear waves. The predicted wave fields are calculated within a specific area in space and time called the prediction zone, which is determined theoretically. The method for determining the theoretical prediction zone is also described in this part of the paper.

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