Likely from Eolus (“god of wind”), Aeolian (“relating to Eolus”), or aeolo- (“of woodwind instruments”), all via Latin Aeolus from Ancient Greek Αἴολος (Aíolos), plus -ation, a suffix denoting a process or the result of a process.
eolation (plural eolations)
- (geology, meteorology) Any effect of wind on land.
- 1910, Charles R. Keyes, “Deflation and the relative efficiency of erosional processes under conditions of aridity”, in Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, page 566:
- Eolian erosion, wind scour, or eolation, must ever grow in effectiveness as the history of our globe goes on and erosion lasts.