From Glossary of Meteorology


(Also spelled eolian.) Pertaining to the action or the effect of the wind, as in aeolian sounds or aeolian deposits (of dust); derived from the name of the Greek god of the winds, Aeolus, whose harp was held responsible for the murmur of the gentle breezes and whose conch-shell trumpet was regarded as the source of the gale's howl.

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