The dynamics of evaporation from a local surface of a horizontal liquid layer under a gas flow is studied experimentally. The average evaporation mass flow rate of a liquid layer (HFE-7100) induced by inert gas (nitrogen) is measured using two independent methods. The influence of the average gas flow rate, gas and liquid temperature, and the layer depth upon the evaporation rate and convection in the liquid layer is investigated. Correlation dependences of the evaporation rate vs. the inert gas flow rate and temperature are obtained. It is found that the average evaporation-rate curve has a local maximum with a growth of the liquid layer depth. With the growth of the gas and liquid temperature, the local maximum in an evaporation flow rate of the liquid layer is shifted to the larger value of the liquid depth.